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GORD exacerbates COPD; antacids protect

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GORD exacerbates COPD GORD exacerbates COPD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) almost triples the risk of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among patients not regularly taking acid suppressants, such as proton pump inhibitors. The study is 'the first prospective analyses' examining relationships between GORD, acid suppressants and COPD exacerbations in the general population.

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