According to an article this week in Prevention magazine:
The study, published in JAMA Otalaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, examined data from patients with a type of reflux (laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR) in which stomach acid travels up the esophagus to the throat. One group of 85 patients was treated with traditional drugs, while another group of 99 patients followed a Mediterranean-style diet and drank alkaline water. Both groups avoided common reflux triggers such as coffee, fatty and spicy foods, and alcohol.
After six weeks, the drug group saw a 27% reduction in symptoms, while the Mediterranean diet group saw a 40% decrease.
Read the full article at prevention.com