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Monday, May 30, 2016
Obesity and Weight Management
Very low calorie and gallbladder
Why do ver low calorie diets make people prone to gallstones?
Obesity is a risk factor for gallstones, particularly in women. Weightloss-dieting increases the risk of developing gallstones. Rapid weight loss may cause silent gallstones to become symptomatic as dieting may cause a shift in the balance of bile salts and cholesterol (2 important factors in developing gallstones)in the gallbladder.
A diet too low in fat or dieting in a manner that produces long periods without eating may decrease gallbladder contractions, preventing the gallbladder from emptying out enough bile leading to gallstones.
For more information go to the following reference:
Shirley A Kindrick, PhD
Former Team Leader of Comprehensive Weight Management
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University