The role of dietary iron in pigment gallstone formation.

@article{Roslyn1987TheRO,
  title={The role of dietary iron in pigment gallstone formation.},
  author={Joel Jay Roslyn and R L Conter and Esther Juli{\'a}n and Mohammad Zoynal Abedin},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={327-33}
}
Recent studies suggest that dietary factors may be responsible for the increasing incidence of pigment gallstones. Although iron deficiency alters the activities of several hepatic enzymes, its effects on biliary lipid metabolism are not known. The aim of this study was to define the role of dietary iron in pigment gallstone formation. Three groups of prairie dogs were maintained for 2 months on either a control chow (iron-198 ppm), a high-carbohydrate diet with normal iron levels (CHO group… CONTINUE READING
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