Cholelithiasis, Cholecystectomy, and Liver Disease

  title={Cholelithiasis, Cholecystectomy, and Liver Disease},
  author={George N. Ioannou},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Cholelithiasis and fatty liver disease share some important risk factors, such as central obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. We sought to determine whether persons with cholelithiasis or a history of cholecystectomy were more likely to have elevated serum liver enzymes or to develop cirrhosis.METHODS:We used cohort data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), to determine whether persons with a self-reported history of cholecystectomy at… CONTINUE READING