Diet and Barrett’s Esophagus. Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter and can increase reflux. However, there are some studies that suggest moderate wine or alcohol intake can lower the risk of Barrett’s and esophageal adenocarcinoma (this will be addressed in a separate post) Weight loss – weight loss will also help improve reflux symptoms.Does Barrett’s esophagus increase the risk of cancer?
About 10 to 15 percent of people with acid reflux develop Barrett’s esophagus. The risk of getting cancer due to Barrett’s esophagus is even lower. Only 0.5 percent of people with Barrett’s are diagnosed with esophageal cancer per year. Being diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus shouldn’t cause alarm.Does wine cause esophageal cancer?
Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer. Research Shows Moderate Wine Drinkers May Have Less Risk of Barrett's Esophagus. From the WebMD Archives. March 2, 2009 -- Wine drinkers have a lower risk for developing a cancer of the esophagus that is one of the deadliest and fastest growing cancers in the U.S., new research shows.Is fiber good for Barrett’s esophagus?
Getting plenty of fiber in your daily diet is good for your overall health. Medical research shows that it may also help prevent Barrett’s esophagus from worsening and lower your risk of cancer in the esophagus.