Coffee May Reduce Risk of Developing Gallbladder Symptoms

Often times than not, your morning cup of coffee gets a bad rap. But, cheer up because recent research is indicating that your cup of joe might protect you against the development of gallbladder symptoms, especially those associated with the development of gallstones.

Drinking one cup of coffee each day is part of the recommended gallstone prevention protocol included in Dr. Oz’s Gallstone Prevention Checklist.

There are numerous studies linking consumption of coffee with lower rates of gallstone development, including the February 2009 edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association. This will come as good news to coffee lovers who are concerned about developing gallbladder symptoms, but you might still be wondering how it works.

The caffeine contained in coffee has a stimulating effect on the gallbladder, causing it to empty its contents more effectively thus reducing stone formation in the gallbladder. Although many popular beverages have caffeine, the effect seems to be specific to coffee according to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s page on gallstone prevention.

What’s the catch?  Coffee INCREASES your risk of kidney stones.

Dr. Marina Rose has helped people find natural solutions to gallbladder symptoms and other challenging and chronic health conditions in and around the city San Jose, CA.

If you’re not a coffee drinker, and even if you are, there are other simple strategies for gallstone prevention that you can follow:

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Choose dietary fats wisely
  • Eat plenty of fiber

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  • Kai Deering

    Reply Reply May 28, 2013

    Love coffee and hear both pros and cons just like your article, on everything from weight (loss & gain) to decreasing depression. Just curious if in your opinion yes to coffee or no as a general health rule?

    Thanks Dr Rose!

    Kai Deering

    • Marina Rose

      Reply Reply May 28, 2013

      Thanks for your message!
      You may be surprised that studies show that caffeine will improve athletic performance – if you have no more than one cup/ week! More than that and it can have an adverse effect on your thyroid. I don’t as a general rule tell every patient to stop coffee – I look at specific test results to see whether it is a critical factor for them or a minor one.

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