Thursday, October 7


That's overstating the correlation a little - there are some animal fats (some fish, for example) that are unsaturated, and a couple plant fats (tropical oils) that are saturated, but let's be realistic: If you want to reduce your gallstone risk on a day-to-day basis, replace your animal fats with plant fats. That's certainly a valid reading of this 14-year study of more than 45,000 men. It found that "those who ate the most unsaturated fats -- the kind generally found in vegetables, rather than meat -- were 18 percent less likely to develop gallstones than men with the lowest unsaturated fat intake, according to the report, published in the Oct. 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine."

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