Study: Wide waistlines increase women's gallstone risk

02/15/2006 | HealthDay News

Women who are heavy around their abdomen have nearly twice the risk of developing gallstones that require removal, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on more than 42,000 women and found that, compared to women whose waistlines were at or under 26 inches, women with waistlines of 36 inches or more had double the risk of developing gallstones that required surgical removal.

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