Friday, April 12, 2013
Plentiful dietary calcium consumption tied to lower risk for kidney stones.
Reuters (4/6, Doyle) reported that according to a review published online March 26 in the Journal of Urology, plentiful dietary calcium consumption may be associated with a decreased likelihood of kidney stones. After analyzing the results of three studies tracking more than a million participants over the course of decades, researchers found that people who got the least amount of calcium from their food had up to a 30% greater risk of kidney stones than those who consumed the most. Interestingly, the calcium did not have to come just from dairy products.