Heartburn & Cancer

Heartburn…we’ve all felt it. But many of us have learned to live with it on a regular basis. And that could put you at risk for more than a rough night’s sleep.

More research is linking regular heartburn to a greater risk of throat and vocal cord cancer. In fact, that risk goes up by nearly eighty percent.

Over the counter antacids can reduce some of the risk. But if you regularly have heartburn more than twice a week, talk to your doctor. Treatment is simple, you’ll help prevent dangerous cancers and you’ll simply feel a lot better after you eat. Now that’s advice to chew on.

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