The 5-F rule refers to the mnemonic of risk factors for the development of cholelithiasis in the event of upper abdominal pain:

  • Fair: more prevalent in the Caucasian population 1
  • Fat: BMI of more than 30
  • Female sex
  • Fertile: one or more children
  • Forty: age of more than 40 years.
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