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Risk of gallstones is 7 times higher in women with BMI of 45 or more
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:11 am Email this article
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. REFERENCE
Royal College of Physicians. Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation. London: Royal College Press, 2004 Feb.
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