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How do other health conditions affect gallstones?

Health conditions like diabetes, sickle cell anemia, and Crohn's disease can increase your risk for getting gallstones. Obesity is another condition closely linked to gallstones-and it is quickly becoming a worldwide epidemic. About 1 in 3 people in the United States are now considered obese. Medical researchers believe that this may raise the rates for gallbladder disease throughout the world.

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