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What are the risk factors for gallbladder disease?

Some of the risk factors for gallbladder disease include being female, over age 60, overweight or obese or pregnant. Other risk factors are having family members with gallbladder disease and having diabetes. Certain ethnic groups are more likely to get gallbladder disease, such as Native Americans and Mexican Americans. There are also dietary factors that can contribute, such as eating a lot of foods that are high in cholesterol and fat and low in fiber.

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