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Does Drinking Tea Cause Kidney Stones?

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    Does Drinking Tea Cause Kidney Stones: Why is There Concern about Tea and Kidney Stones?

    Along with all the good stuff in tea, tea contains natural compounds called oxalates. Oxalates bind with calcium in the urine to form calcium oxalate complexes that can precipitate out of the urine to form stones. Some people are at higher risk of developing calcium oxalate stones, especially those who have a personal or family history of kidney stones, and people who don
     

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    wow, very interesting info :)

    also the consumption of vitamin C in large quantities can produce high levels of oxalates in the body ...

    It is a pity, because the fruits that contain vitamin C and teas are so delicious, but its consumption with good eating habits are not so bad.
     

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    Nice article!
     

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    The oxalate stone problem is further compounded by a diet deficient in calcium. Oxalates are actually ubiquitous, found in all leafy vegetable, chocolates, tea and coffee of course, the colas etc. etc. This dietary oxalate ( which are of no use to us ), usually combine with calcium and pass through the feces. But if our diets are deficient in calcium ( calcium is not as ubiquitous as oxalate is ) or if we don't take a calcium rich food at the time we are consuming an item rich in oxalate, then oxalate gets absorbed and flirts with the calcium in blood and as already explained by the Egyptian doctor, will deposit in the kidneys.

    Many a times, there is a misconception ( among the general public and doctors alike ) that the calcium prescribed for osteoporosis or a diet rich in calcium that is responsible for kidney stones.... it's more often than not, the other way round.
     

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