Why talk about epidemiology of gallstone disease?
The aims of epidemiological research conducted for scientific purposes are basically three: (1) the definition of the size of the problem (prevalence, incidence, mortality, fatality); (2) the search for ‘causes’, better called in epidemiology ‘risk factors’; (3) the demonstration of the feasibility of primary prevention through preventive trials.
KeywordsPrimary Prevention Metabolic Profile Preventive Trial Blood Cholesterol Epidemiological Research
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