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Rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery may increase gallstone risk

Bariatric surgery brings about rapid weight loss that raises the risk of hospital admissions for pancreatitis, gallstones and other gallbladder conditions by 10 to 100 times, researchers reported at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting. The researchers said physicians may want to prescribe bile acid sequestrants to patients to reduce the risk of gallstones and other conditions.

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