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Can You Follow Keto Without a Gallbladder?

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  Published on December 13th, 2021
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Location of the gallbladder in the body

As with any diet, there are some conditions that may prevent individuals from going keto. Since the ketogenic diet is a high-fat diet, it makes sense that diseases and conditions that prevent the proper metabolism of lipids (fat) may contraindicate increasing fat intake. Since the gallbladder helps regulate fat digestion, you may be wondering if you can even follow keto without a gallbladder! What Is The Gallbladder? What Does It Do?The gallbladder is a small organ that sits right under the liver. The gallbladder aids in digestion by storing and releasing bile. Bile is a mixture of bile salts, bilirubin, and cholesterol and helps break down fats.Before eating, bile is stored in the gallbladder. When you eat, the gallbladder receives signals to release bile through the biliary tract. Bile is released into the common bile duct where it then passes into the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). There the bile acts to help digest food. The gallbladder deflates and is filled up again between meals.  [1]Why Might The Gallbladder Be Removed?There are […]…

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