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Diet After Cholecystectomy

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Patients with gallstones are often affected by alimentary disorders contributing to the onset of gallstones disease. Cholecystectomy can have nutritional and metabolic consequences in the short-term (diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating) and in the long-term (increased Body Mass Index with metabolic syndrome, gastritis, liposoluble vitamin deficiency). Pathogenic mechanisms behind these disturbances are reviewed and the need for an early post-operative nutritional intervention based on low-lipid, high-fibers diet, is highlighted.

Keywords: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome; biliary acids; cholecystitis; diarrhea; gallstones disease; hypo-lipid diet

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2019

This article was made available online on June 7, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Diet After Cholecystectomy".

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