Latest Gallstone Stories

2008-07-18 03:00:17

By Anonymous In addition to losing weight, avoiding saturated fats, and eating more fiber, adding more magnesium to the diet may also help alleviate gallstones.

2008-04-11 12:00:00

Looking for another good reason to eat your vegetables? Green leafy veggies are high in magnesium, and magnesium seems to be good for your gallbladder. A recent study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology showed that adequate magnesium consumption can reduce your risk of gallstones.

2007-08-03 09:20:00

By Cofer, Joseph B Dart, B W IV; Adams, David B; Gadacz, Thomas Quantitative cholescintigraphy with cholecystokinin injection is commonly used to assess patients without evidence of cholelithiasis but with functional biliary pain.

2007-07-01 06:19:09

By Simopoulos, Constantinos Botaitis, Sotirios; Karayiannakis, Anastasios J; Tripsianis, Grigorios; Et al The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acute cholecystitis (AC), obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) outcomes.

2007-07-01 03:16:18

By Soleimani, Mehrdad Mehrabi, Arianeb; Mood, Zhoobin A; Fonouni, Hamidreza; Et al Partial cholecystectomy (PC) is an alternative choice to standard cholecystectomy in situations with increased risk of Calot's components injury.

2006-07-07 21:58:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study conducted in China indicate that drinking tea reduces the risk of bile stones and cancer, especially among women.

2006-04-11 18:02:49

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Men with high cholesterol levels, particularly if they were detected before the age of 50, may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, Italian scientists said on Wednesday.

2006-02-14 15:15:00

Central fat, as measured by abdominal circumference or waist-to-hip ratio, is associated with an increased risk of gallbladder removal or "cholecystectomy" among women, researchers at Harvard Medical School report. By far the most common reason for this surgery is the presence of gallstones.

2006-02-13 19:29:15

LONDON (Reuters) - An expansion in a woman's waistline increases her risk of suffering from gallstones and needing surgery to remove them, a study published on Tuesday showed.

2005-08-29 22:24:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gallbladder removal or "cholecystectomy" raises the risk of colon but not rectal cancer, results of a UK study suggest.

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