Obese children and gallstone risk

Obese children are over seven times more likely than those of healthy weight to be diagnosed with gallstones. The research which was published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition looked at the incidence of gallstones in over 500,000 children aged 10-19 years.

Obese boys were over 3 times more likely to have gallstones while obese girls were over 7.7 times more likely than underweight/normal weight children to have gallstones. Read more about the research here. This research adds to the growing evidence that excess weight in childhood does have health impacts.

Read more about getting children to eat healthy food.

Posted: 28/08/2012 15:44:54 by Barbara Whelan


 

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