Magnesium: Does a Mineral Prevent Gallstones?

Ko, Cynthia W.
February 2008
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb2008, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p383
Academic Journal
Gallstone-related disorders are common and costly, but preventive measures are largely unexplored. Lifestyle risk factors include physical activity, obesity/overweight, and diet. Increasing consumption of magnesium appears to decrease the risk of symptomatic gallstones in men, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Understanding the role of a healthy diet in gallstone-related diseases, including a diet high in magnesium, may lead to new preventive measures.


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