Epidemiology of Gallbladder Disease: Cholelithiasis and Cancer

@inproceedings{Stinton2012EpidemiologyOG,
  title={Epidemiology of Gallbladder Disease: Cholelithiasis and Cancer},
  author={Laura Stinton and Eldon A. Shaffer},
  booktitle={Gut and liver},
  year={2012}
}
Diseases of the gallbladder are common and costly. The best epidemiological screening method to accurately determine point prevalence of gallstone disease is ultrasonography. Many risk factors for cholesterol gallstone formation are not modifiable such as ethnic background, increasing age, female gender and family history or genetics. Conversely, the modifiable risks for cholesterol gallstones are obesity, rapid weight loss and a sedentary lifestyle. The rising epidemic of obesity and the… CONTINUE READING

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