Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Kidney StoneA large study indicate that people with a history of gallstones have a 17 percent greater risk of developing heart disease. The findings provide proof that gallstones are a risk factor for heart disease.

Gallstones are hard crystalline deposits that form in the gallbladder. Heart disease and gallstones have common risk factors such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

People who have a history of gallstones should seek to keep under control the risk factors for heart disease.

Top on the list is maintaining healthy blood pressure, regular exercise, and eating a healthy diet.

By protecting your gastrointestinal healthy, you will be protecting cardiovascular health.

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