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Dear Mark: High-Fat Diet, Gall Stones, and NAFLD

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering two questions. Both concern the gallbladder. First, how does a high-fat ketogenic diet relate to the presence of gall stones? Can the former cause the latter? Or is the story a bit more complicated than that? Then, I discuss which fats are most amenable to the gall bladder-less. Also, where does non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, come in? Let’s go: So I’m currently in school for diagnostic medical sonography, and interestingly enough, while learning to scan gall bladders I found that I have a stone! It’s mobile, but currently looks like it is too big to migrate into the cystic duct (whew).
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