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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 14: Gallbladder cancer
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Obesity increases the risk of gallbladder cancer 16 to 53 percent according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 19). Obesity increases the risk of gallbladder cancer, especially in women
Obesity is related to the risk of gallbladder cancer, particularly among women.
Being overweight increases the risk of gallbladder cancer 16-53 percent
Being overweight by 20-29 percent, 30-39 percent, 40 percent or more increases the risk of death from gallbladder disease by 16 percent, 22 percent, and 53 percent, respectively. (p. 19)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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