Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 13th, 2006
"The objective of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of gallbladder stone disease (GD) in a collective of obese children and adolescents and to assess the role of potential influencing factors such as the degree of obesity, sex, age, and pubertal development," scientists in Germany report.
V. Kaechele and colleagues working with the University of Ulm explained, "Four hundred ninety-three obese children and adolescents (body mass index standard deviation score [BMI-SDS] >2.0p) aged 8 to 19 years (218 males, 275 females) were included in the study and...
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