Gall Stones - how to prevent them?

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  1. GaynorEm

    GaynorEm Proper Little Madam

    Tomorrow I start a VLCD and I am worried about gall stones associated with rapid weight loss.

    I am wondering if any of you wonderful people have any advice on how to help prevent them or minimise the likelyhood of getting them.

    Thanks in advance

    Gaynor x :)
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  3. GaynorEm

    GaynorEm Proper Little Madam

    I have had a little peruse on the internet and found these bits of info to help prevent gall stones:

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]A cup of coffee may protect you from gallstones[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Regular drinkers of coffee may be safeguarding themselves against agonising gallstones,US research has found.

    Coffee, and the caffeine it contains, has been blamed for many health problems, including stress-related heart disease. But doctors at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, discovered that men drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had the lowest risk of developing gallstones.

    Call In Fruits And Vegetables To Avoid Gall Stones

    [​IMG]A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard University has borne 'fruit' proving that including plenty of [COLOR=#669900! important][FONT=verdana,arial][COLOR=#669900! important][FONT=verdana,arial]fruits [/FONT][COLOR=#669900! important][FONT=verdana,arial]and [/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#669900! important][FONT=verdana,arial]vegetables[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] to your diet could actually curb gall stone formation.

    Magnesium supplements may prevent gallstones

    People who consume plenty of magnesium in the form of dietary supplements may be less likely to develop gallstones, new research suggests.

    A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that men who took the most magnesium had a 28 per cent reduction in their risk of gallstones.

    Gallstones affect around one in three women and one in five men by the time they are 75 years old, forming when chemicals stored in the gallbladder harden into a mass.

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