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Table 2 Factors protective against gallstones

From: Gallstones top to toe: what the radiologist needs to know

Factors protective against gallstone formationComment
StatinsReduce bile cholesterol concentration
Ascorbic acidAlters cholesterol catabolism
Unsaturated fatsAlters bile acid composition
CoffeeAlters cholesterol catabolism
Vegetable proteins and nutsIncrease ascorbic acid levels