Study: Diet rich in unsaturated fats linked to lowered risk of gallstones

Consumption of unsaturated fats found in foods such as vegetable oil, nuts and fish can reduce the risk of gallstones, according to a new study. Such foods, which are staples in the Mediterranean diet, have already been linked with lowering risk of heart disease and diabetes, and the new 14-year study shows that men who consumed more unsaturated fats in their diets reduced their risk of gallstones by nearly one-fifth.

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