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Risk Of Kidney Stones, Linked To Obesity Problem, Can Be Reduced By Mild Exercise

December 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Physical activity – even relatively small amounts of exercise – was associated with as much as a 31 percent decrease in the risk of kidney stones, U.S. researchers report. The study looked at information on dietary intake and exercise from 84,225 postmenopausal women gathered since the 1990s. The occurrence of kidney stones in women has risen significantly and has been linked to obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. But a little exercise goes a long way in preventing the painful condition, according to the researchers, who also found that consuming more than 2200 calories a day increased the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 42 percent.
M. D. Sorensen et al., "Activity, Energy Intake, Obesity, and the Risk of Incident Kidney Stones in Postmenopausal Women", Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, December 12, 2013, © American Society of Nephrology
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