Abstract Title:

Magnesium: does a mineral prevent gallstones?

Abstract Source:

Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Feb;103(2):383-5. PMID: 18289201

Abstract Author(s):

Cynthia W Ko

Abstract:

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.

Study Type : Commentary
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