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Do certain medical conditions raise your risk for gallbladder disease?

Certain medical conditions do raise your risk for gallbladder disease. Some of the conditions are genetic, such as sickle cell disease, or diseases that cause problems with normal metabolism. Other medical conditions such as obesity and diabetes may be related to your lifestyle. For those types of conditions, making smart choices such as eating a low-fat diet and exercising regularly may reduce your risk for gallbladder disease too.

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