Growing Obesity Epidemic Leads to Greater Risk of Gallstones
Posted Jun 17 2010 10:59am
Gallstones are one of the many serious health risks related to the growing global epidemic of obesity. Experts estimate that 20-25 million adults in the United States have them, with women more susceptible than men. Gallstone disease is a leading cause of gastrointestinal tract illness and inpatient admission in western countries.