Cholecystectomy linked to lower stroke risk

Cerebrovascular risk factors need to be evaluated in patients with gallstones, researchers say
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Liver with gallbladder

Cholecystectomy is associated with a reduced risk of stroke in patients with gallstones, a Taiwanese study shows.

Researchers compared 155,356 patients with gallstones who underwent cholecystectomy and 155,356 patients with gallstones who did not have their gallbladder removed using data from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database between 2000 and 2012.