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More coffee, fewer gallstones

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7199.1646e (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1646
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day have a 4% lower risk of developing gallstones than those who do not drink coffee regularly, and men who drink four or more cups a day have a 45% lower risk, according to a new study.

    But only coffee with caffeine, which is known to stimulate contractions in the gallbladder and lower cholesterol concentrations in bile, was associated …

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