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U of I study: exercise to avoid gallstones!

... shows that exercise-trained mice get far fewer gallstones than sedentary mice and identifies potential ... in over 800,000 hospitalizations each year. gallstones form when bile cholesterol levels become high ... the stones from each group and weighing them. The gallstones in the sedentary group weighed two and a half ...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

... gallstones. Each unit of alcohol consumed per week reduced the chances of gallstones by 3 percent. One UK unit of alcohol contains eight grams of alcohol; one ... and alcohol intake, we can develop a precise understanding of what causes gallstones and how to prevent them," said Andrew Hart, MD, senior lecturer in ...

How to effectively avoid many common complications and liver damage in bile duct exploration?

... exploration of common bile duct was performed in patients with gallstones in the left lobe of liver and common bile duct. Ligments of livers were ... fiber choledochoscopy for possible remnant gallstones. After the remnant gallstones were removed and the duodenal papillas were assessed as normal, we sutured ...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

... through the tube outlining those ducts as X-rays are taken. The X-rays can show narrowing or blockages in the ducts that may be due to a cancer, gallstones or other abnormalities. Radiation exposure is of obvious concern as developing fetal tissues are more susceptible to radiation injury. During ...

June 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights New MRI Scanning Technology, Obesity-Related Cancer, and Do-It-Yourself Massage

... may play a role in cancer development and progression. Other risks of obesity -- Obesity-related problems such as acid reflux, high blood pressure, gallstones and fatty liver may damage tissues of the esophagus, kidney, gallbladder and liver, respectively. This may set the stage for cancer development. ...

High rate of complicated idiopathic gallstone disease in pediatric patients

... The prevalence of gallstones in adults of industrialized countries is approximately 10% and is showing a tendency to rise. Data for pediatric patients is scarce. A research ...

Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases

... -- significantly reduces hospital stays in patients with mild to moderate gallstone pancreatitis with no increase in complications or mortality. gallstones -- the small, pebble-like deposits that develop in the gallbladder -- are the leading cause of acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in ...

CT colonography detects wide-range of extracolonic abnormalities in elderly patients

... colonography examinations in this patient group. We only looked for significant pathology, excluding common benign incidental findings; for example gallstones or adrenal adenomas. It is important to note that CT colonography is not used for colorectal cancer screening in the UK and is reserved for ...

Exclusion of common bile duct stones prior to gallstone operations

... invasive, technically demanding and associated with small but significant morbidity. In this article, 200 consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstones disease operated on by laparoscopic cholecystectomy were retrospectively included and followed up 2-24 months after surgery. Three simple and ...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

... the bile ducts. It is from this cholesterol that gallstones are produced. This modification of the gene ... from the liver into the bile ducts." Most of the gallstones consist to a high degree of crystallised ... the genetic contribution to the common problem of gallstones has not been fully explained by this study: "We ...

Weight Gaining And Losing May Increase Men's Risk For Gallstones

... weight cycling may increase men's risk for gallstones later in// life. When a solid mass of ... developed gallstone disease. It was found that gallstones were more likely in men who experienced weight ... maintained their weight. The risk of developing gallstones by 76 percent were seen in those who were ...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

... around the waist are twice as likely to develop gallstones compared to their counterparts. // ... or more faced double the risk of developing gallstones requiring surgical removal, the researchers ... ratio of 0.86 were 40 percent more likely to have gallstones compared with women whose ratio was 0.70 or ...

Caffeine fights Gallstones

... of coffee per day run a lower risk of developing gallstones than those who do not drink coffee. Previous ... Women are twice as likely to be affected with gallstones than men, and those women who are overweight or ... that coffeee drinkers had a 25% lesser chance of gallstones than non-drinkers. Dr. Leitzman, an ...

Fatal Attraction: Cholesterol linked To Prostate cancer

... biological relationship between high cholesterol and prostate cancer. gallstones are related to high cholesterol levels as well and are often composed of cholesterol. So, the direct relationship we found between gallstones and prostate cancer, while it was not statistically significant, suggests ...

A large belly: not a sign of richness but cause of worry!

... Society of Gastroenterology says that belly fat may raise the risk of gallstones in older women.// The findings of the study were that abdominal circumference and waist-to- hip ratio were associated with an increased risk of gallstones and gall bladder removal or cholecystectomy in women. Edward ...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

... the gallbladder. Normally, most of biliary cholesterol is secreted from the body in the feces. However, when the bile contains too much cholesterol, gallstones can result. These hardened pieces of cholesterol can block the passageway from the gallbladder to the intestine, resulting in severe abdominal pain, ...

Risk of Acute Pancreatitis Low With Statins

... behind the stomach and close to the upper part of the small intestine, which secretes digestive enzymes. Acute pancreatitis is usually caused by gallstones or by drinking too much alcohol, but in many cases, the cause is not known. The painful condition often begins in the upper abdomen and may last for ...

OTC sale for Xenical; Diet Drug; gets FDA approval

... using the drug, as well as whether people will be able to tell if it is safe for them without a doctor's advice. The drug can also lead to hepatitis, gallstones and kidney stones, although the exact cause is not clear. But Gbola Amusa, an analyst in London for Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, said, "I'm ...

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease

... disease based on the X ray and cholecystectomy findings were recorded. During 14 years of follow-up, 2356 new cases of patients with symptoms who had gallstones were recorded. The result which was adjusted for difference in age and other associated risk factors showed that those men who had taken higher ...

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease.

... based on the X ray and cholecystectomy findings were recorded. During 14 years of follow-up, 2356 new cases of patients with symptoms who had gallstones were recorded. The result which was adjusted for difference in age and other associated risk factors showed that those men who had taken higher ...

The Benefits Of Nuts

... such as fiber and magnesium, may also play a role in their healthy effects. Researchers also say that dietary fiber may reduce the risk of gallstones by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing recirculation of bile ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

... According to surgeons, they use sound waves to pulverize gallstones and now stroke experts are trying to determine if less powerful ultrasound can improve the efficacy of the clot-busting drugs used to restore blood ...
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