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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 3 February 2014

High fat diets reduce the risk of gallstones by 91% compared with low fat diets

This study was published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013 Dec 7
 
Study title and authors:
Ursodeoxycholic Acid and High-fat Diets Prevent Gallbladder Stones During Weight Loss: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Stokes CS1, Gluud LL, Casper M, Lammert F.
Department of Medicine II, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany.
 
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24321208

This paper is a systematic review of the efficacy of strategies to prevent gallbladder stones in adults as they lose weight. The analysis included 13 trials, comprising 1,837 participants undergoing weight loss through dieting (eight trials) or bariatric surgery (five trials).

Regarding high fat and low fat diets, the study found that diets high in fat content reduced gallstones by 91%, compared with those with low fat content.