Gallbladder Disease, Gallstones, Healthy Gallbladder, Cholecystectomy

Gallbladder Disease, Gallstones

How to Keep Your Gallbladder Happy

It’s a small organ, but the gallbladder is a big player in your digestive system.

1/24/2021 8:30:00 AM

It’s a small organ, but the gallbladder is a big player in your digestive system.

It’s a small organ, but the gallbladder is a big player in your digestive system. Here are easy moves you can make throughout your day to keep it humming -- and to keep away gallstones.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: “Prospective Study of Alcohol Consumption Patterns in Relation to Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Men.”Alternative Medicine:“Nutritional Approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Gallstones.”American Heart Association: “Saturated Fat.”

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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:“Frequent Nut Consumption and Decreased Risk of Cholecystectomy in Women.”American Journal of Surgery: “Soluble Dietary Fiber Protects Against Cholesterol Gallstones.”Annals of Internal Medicine: “The Effect of Long-Term Intake of cis Unsaturated Fats on the Risk for Gallstone Disease in Men: A Prospective Cohort Study,” “The Relation of Physical Activity to Risk for Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Men.”

Archives of Internal Medicine: “Serum Ascorbic Acid and Gallbladder Disease Prevalence Among US Adults.”BMC Gastroenterology: “Vitamin C Supplement Use May Protect Against Gallstones: Observation Study on a Randomly Selected Population.”British Medical Journal:

“Meal Frequency and Duration of Overnight Fast: A Role in Gallstone Formation?”CDC: “Behaviors and Attitudes Associated with Low Drinking Water Intake Among US Adults, Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey, 2007.”Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

: “Vitamin C and Plasma Cholesterol.”European Society of Cardiology: “Crash Diets Can Cause Transient Deterioration in Heart Function.”Fruits & Veggies More Matter: “Key Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables.”Gastroenterology: “Drinking Water to Prevent Gallstone Formation.”

Hepatology: “Elevated Body Mass Index as a Symptomatic Gallstone Disease: A Mendelian Randomization.”Human Kinetics Journal: “Physical Activity and the Risk of Gallbladder Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies.”International Journal of Cancer

: “Risk Factors for Gallbladder Cancer.”JAMA Internal Medicine: “Serum Ascorbic Acid and Gallbladder Disease Prevalence Among US Adults.”Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition: “Association Between Diet and Gallstones of Cholesterol and Pigment Among Patients with Cholecystectomy: A Case-Control Study in Korea.”

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Lipids: “Dietary Fats Rich in Saturated Fatty Acids Enhance Gallstone Formation Relative to Monounsaturated Fat in Cholesterol-Fed Hamsters.”Mayo Clinic: “Gallbladder Cleanse: A ‘Natural’ Remedy for Gallstones?” “Gallstones,” “Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Dieting & Gallstones.”National Institutes of Health: “Galled by the Gallbladder?” “Vitamin C.”Nutrients: “Association of Circulating Vitamin E Levels with Gallstone Disease.”Nutritional Epidemiology

: “Plain Water Consumption in Relation to Energy Intake and Diet Quality Among US Adults, 2005-2012.”Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: “Consumption of Fried Foods and Weight Gain in a Mediterranean Cohort: The SUN Project.”Preventative Medicine:

“Vegetable Protein Intake is Associated with Lower Gallbladder Disease Risk: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative.”This tool does not provide medical advice.See additional information.THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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