After reading all the replies to the above, when I was diagnosed with OC in 1997 they found on an ultrasound 7 small gallstones standing up like soldiers (that was the consultant's words, not mine) but said unless they bothered me they would do nothing about it. It wasn't until OC recurred 10 yrs later in 2007 that I became aware that on both diagnosis I had dieted months before. I spoke to my consultant who poo poo'd the idea but around September 2011, I decided to lose at least 7 lbs & again was diagnosed in March 2012 that it had recurred for a third time. Again I asked if there was a link but no-one can tell me. Have any of you ladies out there any answers. I still have my gall bladder, it does bother me now & again but I try to be careful what I eat as I do not wish to have any more surgery if I can avoid it.