Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system   THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found those with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease over the next few decades. Gallstones and heart disease share some of the same risk factors — such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and unhealthy cholesterol levels. But those…
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