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Is Intermittent Fasting Beneficial in Reducing GERD Symptoms?

Intermittent fasting is a popular diet that has been found to exert probable benefits like weight loss, GI hormone alterations and is helpful in certain inflammatory conditions. A recent study investigated the effects of intermittent fasting on esophageal acid exposure time (AET) and GERD symptoms in patients referred for GERD diagnosis.

IF diet comprised of a 16-hour consecutive fast with 8-hour eating window



Preliminary Data Suggests that Intermittent Fasting Reduces Esophageal Acid Exposure and Can Improve Symptoms of Regurgitation and Heartburn

GI: Gastrointestinal, IF: Intermittent fasting, AET: acid exposure time, GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease.


Jiang Y et al, The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, The American Journal of Gastroenterology: October
2021 – Volume 116 – Issue – p S214