Presentations: Current StatusDiet and RefluxBenamouzig, Robert MD; Airinei, Gheorges MD Author Information Service de Gastroentérologie, Hôpital Avicenne, 125 rue de Stalingrad, 93000 Bobigny, France Reprints: Robert Benamouzig, MD, Service de Gastro-entérologie, Hôpital Avicenne, 125 Rue de Stalingrad, 93009 Bobigny Cedex (e-mail: [email protected]). Received for publication December 21, 2006; accepted December 26, 2006 Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: July 2007 - Volume 41 - Issue - p S64-S71 doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e318032bed3 Buy Metrics Abstract Despite lifestyle modifications are proposed as common therapy in gastroesophageal reflux disease, there is few evidence for an improvement of gastroesophageal reflux disease after dietary interventions. We conducted a systematic review of available studies evaluating the association of dietary factors with reflux symptoms evaluated in series and population, pH monitoring and esophageal manometry. Data are presented for fat, volume of meal, osmolality, thickening, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, coffee, chocolate, tea, mint, carbonated beverages, spicy food, and onions. Although, fat foods are considered as a putative deleterious factor, none of these factors is associated with an unequivocal protective or deleterious effect. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.