This is what doctors found in woman’s body and doctors say it’s because she skipped breakfast This is what doctors found in woman’s body and doctors say it’s because she skipped breakfast
More than 200 stones were removed from her body by doctors in an operation in China. Guangji Hospital said that some of the stones... This is what doctors found in woman’s body and doctors say it’s because she skipped breakfast

More than 200 stones were removed from her body by doctors in an operation in China.

Guangji Hospital said that some of the stones were as big as eggs after they removed them from her gallbladder and liver.

Surgeons told her that more than a decade of missing breakfast was behind the appearance of the stones that took six-and-a-half hours to remove.

Identified only as Ms Chen, 45, doctors said she often ate leftovers and did not have a regular eating pattern.

 

This was found in woman's body and doctors say it's because she missed breakfast

A doctor said that it was because she skipped breakfast (Picture: Guangji Hospital general surgery)

 

This was found in woman's body and doctors say it's because she missed breakfast

Doctors said that the procedure took over six hours to complete (Picture: Guangji Hospital general surgery)

 

This was found in woman's body and doctors say it's because she missed breakfast

(Picture: Guangji Hospital general surgery)

She first started feeling abdominal pains over 10 years ago but she was afraid of going under the knife, so went against doctors’ advice to have an operation.

But last week the pain became unbearable and she had to have the gallstones removed.

Dr Quan Xuwei who operated on her said that if someone misses breakfast it stops their gallbladder from shrinking or expanding, leading to a build-up of bile.

That, he says, leads to high cholesterol and levels of calcium.

The NHS says that overweight women over the age of 40 are most likely to get gallstones.

They can be avoided by losing weight and a good diet.

 

This was found in woman's body and doctors say it's because she missed breakfast

(Picture: Guangji Hospital general surgery)

British doctors disagree with Dr Xuwei’s assessment saying that people in China and Eastern Asia are more likely to have stones because of an increased rate of infection in the bile ducts.

Dr George Webster says the cause is often unclear and linking dietary habits to gallstones would be ‘pure speculation with no scientific evidence base to support it.’

 

Henry Okafor

  • Mychelle Pernell

    2017-07-23 #1 Author

    Who would have known skipping breakfast for 10 years would do so much damage !

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