Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Fat, Female, Forty, Fertile
We had a lecture about gallbladder surgery this morning. The phrase "Fat, Female, Forty, Fertile" describes the patient most commonly affected by gallstones. The prof simply explained this without moralizing, and even mentioned that rapid weight loss is a substantial risk factor for gallstones. You can discuss fat as a risk factor for specific diseases in an inoffensive way.
Posted by chartreuse at 9:44 AM