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Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy

June 8, 201610 min
The gallbladder is an important organ that is located behind the right lobe of the liver. The primary function of the gallbladder is to store, concentrate and secrete the bile that is produced by the liver. For this reason, the health of the gallbladder and liver are often intertwined.High cholesterol in the bile causes 80 percent of gallstones. While high doses of saturated fats can increase circulating cholesterol and the risk of gallstones, cutting fat completely from your diet is unnecessary. Listen in as Joel O. Bautista, MD, a general surgeon at Florida Hospital DeLand, is here to assure you that there are plenty of things you can do to keep your gallbladder and your other organs healthy.

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