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Growing Obesity Epidemic Leads to Greater Risk of Gallstones

Posted Jun 17 2010 10:59am

2783783131_b9a2d1e484Gallstones 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.

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