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Kidney Stones and Calcium

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In the past, people who experienced kidney stones were advised to reduce their intake of calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese. Find out why this isn’t necessary.

Are high-calcium diets related to kidney stones?

No. Studies even indicates that a diet rich in calcium could help prevent some types of kidney stones. This means that people at risk of developing kidney stones do not need to eliminate milk products from their diets, as these products are a way to maintain bone health.

However, calcium in the form of supplements does not seem to provide the same protection as the calcium from food. Moreover, people who take mega-doses of vitamin C supplements could also be at risk of developing certain kinds of kidney stones.

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