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Who is mostly at risk for gallstones?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Heredity, Diet, etc.
If you have a first-degree relative with gallstones, you have a 5-fold increased risk of developing gallstones.
The gallstones that we see most commonly in the US are very rare in non-western countries; we believe this has to do with our high (saturated) fat, high-cholesterol diet. Women have a higher risk of gallstones, especially after pregnancy and estrogen use.

In brief: Heredity, Diet, etc.
If you have a first-degree relative with gallstones, you have a 5-fold increased risk of developing gallstones.
The gallstones that we see most commonly in the US are very rare in non-western countries; we believe this has to do with our high (saturated) fat, high-cholesterol diet. Women have a higher risk of gallstones, especially after pregnancy and estrogen use.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Women
Obese, middle aged, out of shape and a few with chemical- bilirubin issues.
Men and others are not immune, just a bit less frequent.

In brief: Women
Obese, middle aged, out of shape and a few with chemical- bilirubin issues.
Men and others are not immune, just a bit less frequent.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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