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What is the role of the gallbladder in digestion?

The gallbladder is a small sac located under the liver which stores and concentrates bile, which is produced in the liver. The gallbladder releases bile, which helps digest fat, into the upper small intestine after eating—especially fats.

The gallbladder plays a role in digestion by storing bile made by the liver.

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