Gallstones and Diet
The role of diet in the formation of gallstones is not clear.
- We do know that anything that increases the level of cholesterol in the
blood increases the risk of gallstones.
- It is reasonable to assume that a diet with large amounts of cholesterol
and other fats increases the risk of gallstones, but it is also important to
remember that the amount of cholesterol in your bile has no relationship to
your blood cholesterol.
- Loosing weight rapidly seems to increase the risk of gallstones and so
does skipping meals.
- Obesity is a risk factor for gallstones.
- Eating a fatty or greasy meal can precipitate the symptoms of
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