Physical activity reduces the risk of symptomatic gallstones: a prospective cohort study

Paul JR Banim, Robert N Luben, Nicholas J Wareham, Stephen J Sharp, Kay-Tee Khaw, Andrew R Hart

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Abstract

The highest level of physical activity was associated with a 70% decreased risk of symptomatic gallstones after 5 years. This association may be causal as there are consistent experimental and epidemiological data for a protective effect. Physical activity should be accurately measured in studies investigating gallstones aetiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-988
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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