That's a very interesting study. I had my gall bladder removed (one rather large stone in it blocking the "out" line for lack of a better term) in 2002. I'd had 2 MIs previously. I'm not obese (most of my life I was pretty scrawny) although I've put on weight since quitting smoking about 12 years ago.
I can sorta imagine plaque accreting inside the arteries and stuff building up inside other body organs. Seems to make sense, in a strange sort of way. I just hope that kidney stones aren't part of the deal. I haven't had them...and I don't want 'em, either.