Rapid Weight Loss: A Risk for Gallstone Formation?

Published:November 22nd, 2010

Do want to have a rapid weight loss reduction?  Are you interested to undergo some kind of fad diet or crash diet to attain your ideal weight? Are you one of those people who want to reduce more than 10 pounds of excess weight within a short period of time?

Based on the information published by the National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse, the primary cause of gallstone formation is still unknown.  However, according to this source, its formation is strongly linked to rapid weight loss.

And what is the explanation behind this increased risk gallstone formation in rapid weight loss? According to the NDDIC, as the body breaks down fats during prolonged fasting in crash diets, the liver secretes more cholesterol to form bile.  And this increased bile formation can cause gallstone formation. Furthermore, because of this increased gallbladder activity,  the gallbladder does not empty properly which further accelerates gallstone formation.

Fad diets and crash diets are not recommended modes of weight loss reduction because of many health hazards they can create.  The conventional weight loss plan that includes regular exercise and proper diet plan recommended by majority of health experts is still the best healthy option to produce gradual weight reduction to those people who want to eliminate their excess fats.

Remember this:  There is no silver bullet for weight reduction. The road that leads to your ideal weight may be too rough and bumpy.  But if using this path can lead to a healthier, lighter you, will you not take the challenge?

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