Women Are at Increased Risk of Gallstones

Although obesity rates are roughly equal among men and women, bariatric surgery is over whelmingly more common among women. That allows Dr. Shillingford to educate a large percentage of his patients on something they may be at risk for: gallstones. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, “Women between the ages of 20 and 60 are three times more likely to develop gallstones than men.”

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