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How does removal of the gallbladder affect life expectancy?

Is the gallbladder really just a rudimental organ? If I undergo cholecystectomy, will my life expectancy be shorter than normal because of that?
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Does intermittent fasting increase or decrease the odds of getting gallstones, assuming a healthy diet?

I have read some webpages mentioning that intermittent fasting increases the odds of getting gallstones. E.g., https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/gallstones: As the body ...
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