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January 2005 Issue

Preventing Gallstones: Lose Weight, But Eat Some Fat

Q. A friend recently had her gallbladder removed because of gallstones. How can I avoid a similar problem? A. Itís smart to think about prevention, because an estimated 20 million Americans either have gallstones or have had their gallbladders removed. Yet most people who have gallstonesósolid clumps made mostly of cholesterolódonít even know they have them.

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