Study links higher BMI to risk of gallstones

07/15/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A population-based study linked increased BMI with a higher risk of gallstones, especially in women. The Danish researchers also found that patients who had greater genetic predisposition to obesity also had a higher risk of increased BMI and developing gallstones. They said the data represent one more reason "for lifestyle interventions aimed at weight loss among overweight and obese individuals in the general population."

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