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Unformatted text preview: inflammation of epithelium (cholecystitis) diet and gallstone formation: conflicting data: mostly epidemiological studies in humans potential contributors to gallstone formation excess energy intake type of fat high refined CHO intake high fiber diet may be protective nutrition factors: maintain a healthy weight avoid rapid weight loss avoid long term fasting/starvation vegetables, vegetable protein, vegetable fiber- evidence of protective effect frequent nut consumption treatment for symptomatic cholelithiasis: low fat diet before elective surgery cholecystectomy lithotripsy litholysis endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) complications...
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