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Why might cholelithiasis develop after weight loss?
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In brief: Weight Loss Stones
The most common type of gallstones are cholesterol stones which form when bile contains too much cholesterol.
When rapid weight loss occurs, as the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstone formation. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly which can contribute to stone development.

In brief: Weight Loss Stones
The most common type of gallstones are cholesterol stones which form when bile contains too much cholesterol.
When rapid weight loss occurs, as the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstone formation. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly which can contribute to stone development.
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