My brother in law has no gall bladder, is overweight, but has low cholesterol numbers. I searched the internet and found that the liver uses cholesterol to make bile, which breaks down fat. The gall bladder stores bile, so no gall bladder equals no stored bile equals the liver is constantly pulling cholesterol from the blood to make bile.
This explains my brother in law's low cholesterol count and also why he can't eat fat without running to the bathroom afterward.
Not much fun that and I also wonder if his poor liver will hold out given that it never gets a rest from making bile.
The article did say that people adapt and can live perfectly normal lives without a gall bladder...
I bookmark everything and for some reason can't find the links I need or I would post them here.