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Coffee and Gallstones -- coffee in cup and coffee beans


Higher consumption of certain coffees has been associated with a lower risk of developing symptomatic gallstone disease. However, this effect has yet to be demonstrated in a clinical trial and coffee can potentially aggravate symptoms of gall bladder disease.

Although several types of supplements, including artichoke leaf extract, dandelion, milk thistle, peppermint, taurine, TUDCA (tauroursodeoxycholic acid), and turmeric, have been proposed to help with gallstone disease, the evidence is weak — and some may lead to complications.

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