Gallstones

10–20% of adults will develop gallstones in their lifetime, and >20% of those will develop symptoms or complications. This PrimeView focuses on the most common risk factors, which include genetics, ethnicity, sex, age, drugs, parasites, overnutrition and pregnancy.

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Gallstones. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16025 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.25

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