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Slow weight loss reduces risk of gallstones
Tuesday, December 02, 2003 4:10 am Email this article
LOSING MORE THAN 3.3 LBS PER WEEK can dramatically increase the risk of gallstones according to a new study. Losing it slowly reduces the risk of gall stones and also reduces muscle loss when combined with exercise.
Weinsier RL, Wilson LJ, Lee J. Medically safe rate of weight loss for the treatment of obesity: a guideline based on risk of gallstone formation. American Journal of Medicine, Feb 1995, 98(2):115-7.
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