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Prevention of Gallstones

Medical news about treatments for Gallstones

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Cure Research for Gallstones

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Clinical Trials for Gallstones

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Latest Treatments for Gallstones

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Treatments for Gallstones

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Prevention of Gallstones:

Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK (Excerpt)

If substantial or rapid weight loss increases the risk of developing gallstones, more gradual weight loss would seem to lessen the risk of getting gallstones. However, studies are needed to test this theory. (Source: excerpt from Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK)

Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Some very-low-calorie diets may not contain enough fat to cause the gallbladder to contract enough to empty its bile. A meal or snack containing approximately 10 grams (one-third of an ounce) of fat is necessary for the gallbladder to contract normally. But again, no studies have directly linked a diet's nutrient composition to the risk of gallstones. (Source: excerpt from Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK)

Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK (Excerpt)

The drug ursodeoxycholic acid prevented gallstones from forming in one clinical trial of patients on very-low-calorie diets. However, the drug is costly. Given the small proportion of patients who develop symptomatic gallstones on very-low-calorie diets, it is not known if ursodeoxycholic acid would be a cost-effective drug to recommend for all patients undergoing such diets, though people with preexisting gallstones may benefit from this drug. (Source: excerpt from Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK)

Prevention Claims: Gallstones

Information on prevention of Gallstones comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Gallstones prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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