Bile is a substance found in the body which breaks down fats into smaller pieces. When there is excessive cholesterol in bile, it results in the formation of gallstones. Gallstones are more likely to occur if:
Your bile contains too much cholesterol
If the outlet from your gallbladder is blocked or infected
There is a family history of gallstones

Symptoms of gallstones include:
Pain below your ribs on the right hand side, and on your right shoulder
Some people however, may not experience any symptoms.

Many of the factors that increase the risk of developing gallstones are fixed, such as age and gender, and cannot be altered. However, due to the role of cholesterol in gallstones, they can be prevented by following a diet low in cholesterol.

For more advice on diet, talk to your local pharmacist today.