Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Researchers say gallstone and heart disease association highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system.
People who’ve ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. This is especially true in women.
Researchers suggested that changes in the gut’s microbiome may play a role. Gallstones could potentially disrupt the balance of microbes in the gut, and recent studies have linked such disturbances to the risk of heart disease. But, this is just a theoretical explanation for now.
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