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Salty Foods Boost Kidney Stone Risk

Salt Crystals Surrounded by Salty Foods

Think again if you think dehydration, bad genes, overweight, gout, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infection, Crohn's disease, and cystinuria are the only things that can give you kidney stones. In 2014, researchers at the University of Parma, Italy, made an interesting observation from their study; they found out that generous consumption of a comp...

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Animal Protein Damages Kidney Function

Animal Protein Damages Kidney Function

We hear it all the time: protein. If we're hungry midafternoon, our coworker wonders if we didn't include enough protein in our lunch. If we say we're feeling tired lately, our sister asks if we're eating enough protein. If we twist our ankle, our neighbor wants to know… Okay, that's an exaggeration, but you get...

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 11 people in the United States, although only 1 in 20 were affected 20 years ago. The incidence of kidney stones has been rising steadily after World War II and affects more men than women. Anyone who has passed a stone knows how painful it can be. Typically, those...

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