Do you suffer from reflux-related symptoms? Northumbria University is looking for recruits to take part in a study investigating foods that trigger reflux and upper GI symptoms.

Undergraduate students at the University are running a questionnaire-based study into foods linked with reflux or associated symptoms.

The study is aimed at people who suffer from reflux-related symptoms, such as heartburn, an unpleasant sour/acidic taste in the mouth, feeling of a lump in the throat, bloating, nausea, strong burping, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid or a hoarse voice.

Participation will involve completing a 10-15 minute questionnaire on typical reflux symptoms, in addition to a three-day food and symptom diary. All responses will be handled with full consideration of participant confidentiality.

The study is open to those who do not have a medical diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or have a medical condition that might cause reflux or its associated symptoms. Potential participants should be aged between 18 and 40 years old or over 65 years old.

To find out more, you can contact becki.hillman@northumbria.ac.uk (if you are 18-40 year olds) or gemma3.harris@northumbria.ac.uk ( if you are 65 years or older). The sign-up process will close at the end of March 2021.