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Friday, January 18, 2008

GALL BLADDER DISEASE

Gall bladder disease 3 times greater in women with BMI greater than 32, 7 times greater with BMI 45

Gall bladder disease is three times more common in women with a body mass index ( BMI ) of 32 or more, and seven times as high in women with a BMI of 45 or more according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 7:41 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REPRODUCTION

Risk of gallstones is 7 times higher in women with BMI of 45 or more

Women with a body mass index of 45 or more -- extremely obese -- are seven times more likely to get gallstones than women of normal weight notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Rapid weight loss also increases the risk of gallstones. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 8:11 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

GALLSTONES

Being overweight increases risk of gallstones 1.9 fold, obesity increases the risk 3.3 fold

Gallstones are 86 percent (1.9 fold) more likely in people who are overweight, and 228 percent (3.3-fold) more likely in people who are obese according to a study from Stockholm, Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 03, 2007 5:59 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 04, 2005

GALLBLADDER DISEASE

Obesity increases the risk of gallbladder disease 3- to 6-fold

Obesity increases the risk of gall bladder disease 3- to 6-fold according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 7:22 am | [0] comments

Friday, December 10, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 8: Gallstones

The risk of gallstones increases with adult weight. According to NHANES III data, the prevalence of gallstone disease among women increased 2.7 fold, from 9.4 percent in the first quartile of BMI to 25.5 percent in the fourth quartile of BMI. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 10, 2004 9:59 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Gallstones: A little dietary fat reduces the risk of gallstones during a very-low calorie diet

A meal containing 10 grams of dietary fat dramatically reduces the risk of gallstones during a very-low calorie diet according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2004 9:56 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 19, 2004

What is the cost of gallbladder disease related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?

$3.4 billion according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 19, 2004 3:48 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Slow weight loss reduces risk of gallstones

LOSING MORE THAN 3.3 LBS PER WEEK can dramatically increase the risk of gallstones according to a new study. Losing it slowly reduces the risk of gall stones and also reduces muscle loss when combined with exercise. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 02, 2003 4:10 am | [0] comments
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