Study: Very high bilirubin raises risk of gallstone disease

06/12/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Very high bilirubin levels raise the risk of gallstone disease in both men and women, University of Copenhagen researchers report. Patients with the highest bilirubin levels had a 54% higher risk of symptomatic gallstone disease compared with people who had lower bilirubin levels, but only extreme bilirubin levels were associated higher risk for gallstones, the study showed.

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