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How is obesity linked to gallbladder disease?

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Gallbladder disease and gallstones are more common if you are overweight.

Ironically, weight loss itself, particularly rapid weight loss or loss of a large amount of weight, can make you more likely to get gallstones. Losing weight at a rate of about 1 pound a week is less likely to cause gallstones.

From: Health Risks Linked to Obesity WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: "Obesity and Cancer Questions and Answers."

American College of Physicians.

The Obesity Society.

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Obesity and Cancer Questions and Answers."

American College of Physicians.

The Obesity Society.

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 14, 2018

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