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Gallstones and Sugar

Posted by Alice on December 04, 2002 at 12:58:34:

I've just had an ultrasound and have one gallstone, about 1.5" diameter. So I'm researching ...

The comments in the archives about gallstones and sugar are interesting, but I think people are drawing the wrong conclusions. The tests seem to say - If you eat large amount of sugar you are more likely to have gallstones.
It does not follow that sugar causes gallstones.

basics : Gallstones are crystals or clumps of cholesterol formed from bile salts.

So it would seem that I need _less_ bile salts than I am storing, because it sits there and coagulates ... ?

White sugar, for example, does't need much digesting, so less bile. If you are filling up on cake and cookies, you're eating less greasy sausage (simplification!) Then you eat something that is fatty, and you need the bile, but by then it's solidified and can't fit through the bile ducts.

I'm not a doctor, I'm a systems analyst, so things that make sense to me often conflict with the 'real world'. what do y'all think?



Re: Gallstones and Sugar

Posted by lee on December 04, 2002 at 17:12:34:

In Reply to: Gallstones and Sugar posted by Alice on December 04, 2002 at 12:58:34:

Dr Stoll is adamant that sugar is the cause of stones.



Re: Gallstones and Sugar

Posted by Terry on December 04, 2002 at 17:14:54:

In Reply to: Gallstones and Sugar posted by Alice on December 04, 2002 at 12:58:34:

I agree with you Alice...totally.

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Re: Gallstones and Sugar (Archive in liver.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 05, 2002 at 07:42:56:

In Reply to: Re: Gallstones and Sugar posted by lee on December 04, 2002 at 17:12:34:

Thanks, Lee.

Sugar is ONE cause of stones.

Actually, it is LGS but people with high refined diets (aka sugar) have a lot more LGS.

Walt

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