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Kidney stone risk increased by obesity

Obesity has previously been linked to prostate cancer misdiagnosis, heart disease, stroke and joint problems but new research involving 241,623 subjects has also linked it to an increased risk of kidney stones. The results were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers believe that accumulation of fat increases insulin resistance causing changes in the urine. These urine changes can lead to kidney stones. Women appear to be more at risk because they generally have more fat than men. Study results indicate that a 35 pound weight increase after the age of 21 increased the risk of kidney stones by 40% in men and about 80% in women. Researchers warn people to avoid obesity in order to prevent kidney stones which occur in roughly 10% of all men and 20% of all women.

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About: Kidney stone risk increased by obesity

Date: 25 January 2005

Source: Elites TV

URL: http://www.elitestv.com/pub/2005/Jan/EEN41f7b04125bd8.html

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