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What are the risk factors for Barrett's Esophagus?

The primary risk factor for developing Barrett's esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease ). While individuals who do not have chronic heartburn or GERD may develop Barrett's esophagus, those who do have GERD are 30-50% more likely to be diagnosed with this condition. Other risk factors include being older, and being a white male.

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