The role of diet in the aetiology of cholelithiasis

  • K. W. Heaton


Epidemiological and experimental techniques provide different but complementary information. With a disease which has a multi-factorial aetiology and an incompletely understood pathogenesis no single technique can be expected to reveal all the aetiological factors. Age, sex, race and other constitutional and hereditary factors interplay with, and modify, any environmental factors. Each technique has its own limitations and its own possibilities of bias, in both the collection and interpretation of data. The truth will only be revealed by an at-once broadminded and critical consideration of all the available data.


Bile Acid Dietary Fibre Wheat Bran Gallstone Disease Deoxycholic Acid 
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