New research from the 45 and Up Study revealing the link between gastric acid suppressants and infectious gastroenteritis has been making news in Australia and internationally.
The study, led by The Australian National University, found people who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a 70% increased risk of being admitted to hospital with infectious gastroenteritis.
A selection of media reports is below:
- Could heartburn medicine leave you hospitalised with gastro? — The Australian Women’s Weekly
- Common heartburn medicines linked to gastro hospitalisation, study finds — ABC News
- Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalization — Medical Xpress
- Common heartburn treatment raises risk of gastroenteritis – ABC NewsRadio (radio interview)
- Is your heartburn medication making you worse? — 2UE (radio interview)
Find out more
- Read the media release Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalisation
- More news from the 45 and Up Study: Key cardiovascular risk factors for Chinese Australians uncovered