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Gall bladder

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An organ that stores bile after it has been produced in the liver and before it is needed in the intestine where it aids the digestion of fats.

Source: GreenFacts

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Gallstones are hard, crystal-like particles that form in the gallbladder from substances such as cholesterol and bile.

They can occur following infection and are common in people who eat too much or who lose weight too quickly.

They vary in size, some being as small as grains of sand whilst others are as large as golf balls.

Source: GreenFacts

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