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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 14, 2009; 15(14): 1690-1701
Published online Apr 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1690
Table 4 Physical activity and GERD-related clinical manifestations
AuthorYearCountryStudy designPopulation sizeMethod of data collectionAssociation/Effect
Vigorous/agonistic exercise
Clark et al[134]1989USACrossover12 asymptomatic volunteerspH-monitoring, 1 h exercise period (bicycling, running and weight routine)Yes
Schoeman et al[132]1995AustraliaRandomized controlled crossover10 healthy subjectsPerfused sleeve sensor for 24 h during moderate physical activity, rest and sleep, standardized meals, and standardized exerciseYes
Peters et al[135]2000NetherlandsRandomized controlled crossover7 males triathletespH-monitoring, 50 min of running, cycling and supplementation of conventional sport drinks and tap waterYes
Collings et al[128]2003USACase series30 athletespH-monitoring, evaluation of clinical symptoms during standardized exerciseYes
Pandolfino et al[129]2004USACase-control20pH-monitoring, 60 min of exercise (running and resistence exercise), upper endoscopy and manometryYes
Nandurkar et al[41]2004USAPopulation-based, nested case-control211GERD, energy expediture, dietary intake questionnairesYes
Ravi et al[130]2005IrelandRandomized controlled crossover135Esophageal manometry and pH-monitoring before, during and immediately after moderate exerciseYes
Physical activity at work/postprandial exercise
Zheng et al[43]2007SwedenSwedish Twin Registry27 717Questionnaire, telephone interviewYes
Emerenziani et al[140]2005Belgium-GermanyClinical trial37 GERD pzpH-impedance-monitoring, upper endoscopy, scintigraphic gastric emptyingYes