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6 Surprising Risk Factors for Kidney Stones

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure (NOT) of passing a kidney stone, you already know that something tiny—a solid mass of congealed minerals lodged in your urinary tract—can cause a world of agony. Luckily, you can lower your risk of developing kidney stones if you steer clear of the following rather surprising risk factors…

 

1. Not Enough Citrus

You might want to reach for an orange, grapefruit, or a slice of lemon to squeeze into that glass of water after reading this—a lack of citrus fruits in your diet can contribute to the formation of kidney stones.

A research study published by the Nature journal found that individuals who incorporated citrus fruits (i.e., lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits) into their diet for a month—lowered the emission of chemicals in the urine that congeal and contribute to kidney stone formation (i.e., uric acid and calcium).

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