Recreational physical activity and the risk of cholecystectomy in women.

@article{Leitzmann1999RecreationalPA,
  title={Recreational physical activity and the risk of cholecystectomy in women.},
  author={Michael F. Leitzmann and Eric B Rimm and Walter C Willett and Donna Spiegelman and Francine n Grodstein and MeirJ. Stampfer and Graham A Colditz and Edward L. Giovannucci},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={341 11},
  pages={
          777-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity may be an important determinant of the risk of gallstone disease in women, both independently and as a result of its role in maintaining body weight. METHODS We prospectively studied recreational physical activity (such as jogging, running, and bicycling) and sedentary behavior (such as spending hours watching television) in relation to the risk of cholecystectomy, a surrogate for symptomatic cholelithiasis, in a cohort of 60,290 women who were 40 to 65 years of… CONTINUE READING
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