Exercise Reduces Risk of Kidney Stones

Choosing the minor discomfort of regular exercise may reduce the excruciating pain of kidney stones in women. Researchers studied the exercise and eating habits 84,225 postmenopausal women for a median of 8 years. They found that women who exercised more reduced their kidney stone risk by 31%. The equivalent of 4 hours of gardening per…

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Kidney Stone Risk and Vitamin C Supplements

Swedish researchers have underscored how too much of a good thing might be harmful. Men who took extra vitamin C were nearly twice as likely to develop painful kidney stones than those not taking the supplement. A dose effect was seen, as those taking the supplement more than once a day had the highest risk.…

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Vitamin C Supplements Linked to Kidney Stones

Taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplements nearly doubles the risk of developing kidney stones (RR=1.92) according to an 11 year study of almost 50,000 Swedish men. Typical vitamin C supplements in Sweden contain 1000 mg per tablet. One tablet or more per day increased risk. Those with a history of kidney stones should be especially…

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