The role of low fat diets in the management of gall-bladder disease
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 267–273, October 1992
How to Cite
Madden, A. (1992), The role of low fat diets in the management of gall-bladder disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 5: 267–273. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.1992.tb00165.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- MS accepted June 1992
- dietary advice;
- dietary fat;
This paper presents the results obtained from 87 questionnaires completed by dietitians about the dietary management of gall-biadder disease. Of the patients referred to the dietitians, 86% were referred by surgeons. Of the dietitians that responded 77% thought that there was a role for low fat diets in the management of these patients; 92% would advise a low fat diet to help avoid pain, and 11% would advise a low fat diet to patients with gall-bladder disease who did not have pain, steatorrhoea or obesity.
The paper reviews the available evidence concerning the effect of dietary fat on the gall-bladder; it is concluded that, at present, there is little data to support the therapeutic use of a low fat diet for individuals with gall-stones.