Gallstones Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Disease

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Lu Qi, MD, PhD HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor Director,Tulane University Obesity Research Center Department of Epidemiology Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1724 New Orleans, LA 70112

Dr. Lu Qi

Lu Qi, MD, PhD
HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor
Director,Tulane University Obesity Research Center
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1724
New Orleans, LA 70112

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Gallstone disease has been related to various risk factors of cardiovascular disease, and several previous studies suggest potential link between gallstone disease and heart disease. Our study, for the first time, provide consistent evidence for the association between gallstone disease and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: People who have gallstone disease may have an elevated risk of heart disease.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: More studies, such as experimental investigations, are needed to explore the potential mechanisms underlying the observed relation between gallstone disease and cardiovascular risk.

MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.

Citation:
Yan Zheng, Min Xu, Yanping Li, Adela Hruby, Eric B. Rimm, Frank B. Hu, Janine Wirth, Christine M. Albert, Kathryn M. Rexrode, JoAnn E. Manson, and Lu Qi. Gallstones and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Prospective Analysis of 270 000 Men and Women From 3 US Cohorts and Meta-Analysis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, August 2016 DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.307507

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