Exercise can play a significant role in cutting the risk of gallstone production. Lead researcher Paul Banim of a study from the University of East Anglia says that exercise could potentially reduce gallstone production by 70 percent.
"Gallstones are obstructions that form in the gall bladder in one-third of women and one-sixth of men. Thirty percent of cases produce symptoms or complications."
Adults were divided into four categories, according to their activity levels.
The inactive group were sedentary at work and outside of work. The moderately inactive group had sedentary jobs but exercised half an hour a day, or had some activity in their jobs but not after work.
The moderately active group exercised a half hour to an hour a day. The active group either had a sedentary job and exercised more than an hour a day, had moderate activity at work and half an hour or more exercise outside or work, or they had a physical job and did some exercising apart from work.
The study suggests that exercise is an important part of maintaining good health.