Clues from Epidemiology

  • K. W. Heaton


In this chapter I first consider the evidence that the prevalence of gallstones in a population is not immutable, a proposition which implies that gallstones are preventable. I then look at the scope for prevention in terms of modifiable risk factors, and in terms of those eating and drinking habits which have been linked with gallstones themselves or with lithogenic bile.


Bile Acid Dietary Fibre Gallstone Disease Gallbladder Disease Gallstone Formation 
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  • K. W. Heaton
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  1. 1.University Department of MedicineBristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUK

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