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Study: Mediterranean diet reduces risk for gallbladder disease

Study: Mediterranean diet reduces risk for gallbladder disease (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new diet study shows yet another reason to change what goes on your dinner plate.

According to the new diet study, you should be adding many more plants.

Those who get diets rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and olive oil, the combination of the “Mediterranean Diet,” are the least likely to have a gallbladder attack, or need to have surgery to have it removed.

The study reported in Healio Gastroenterology looked at the diets of 100,000 women. They did this as part of a larger study on diet and the environment.

When they analyzed those who had the lowest risk for gallbladder problems they found those with the highest amount of beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains had the lowest risk for gallbladder complications, at least 11 percent lower.

The risk went up as people ate more processed foods and meats.

The gallbladder is a small organ in your abdomen that helps in the digestion of fat.

So this makes sense, because you get a better kind of fat for the body by eating nuts and oils, than fried foods, butter and cheese.

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