Drinking iced tea may be raising your risk for kidney stones

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Drinking iced tea may be raising your risk for kidney stones
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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 9:02am

Have you ever had a kidney stone? Do you drink iced tea? Well according to this Health Day News article, you may want to limit your iced tea consumption. ""For people who have a tendency to form the most common type of kidney stones, iced tea is one of the worst things to drink," Dr. John Milner, an assistant professor in the department of urology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, said in a news release. "Like many people, I enjoy drinking iced tea in the summer, but don't overdo it. As with so many things involving a healthy lifestyle, moderation is key." more

Karla
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Registered: 04-11-2012

How interesting. I love a glass of sweet tea with lemon on a hot day. Maybe I should stick more with cold water and lemon. I have never had one but know a couple of people who have and I do not ever want to have to go through it. They say it is some of the worst pain there is.

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Registered: 07-25-2000

My hubby has had several kidney stones and was told by the urologist to cut way back on iced tea. An occasional glass is okay, but not 3 or 4 glasses a day like he was doing. My DD has also had a kidney stone, though, and does not ever drink tea. I suspect a genetic tendency.

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Registered: 04-18-2012
Yikes! That's really interesting. I've never had a kidney stone but it sounds so painful. I do enjoy a glass or two a day every once and a while- especially during the hot summer months. My DH, however, drinks iced tea constantly (throughout the entire year). He's never had a problem either but I'll have to mention this to him.
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Registered: 06-03-2009
I've never had a kidney stone, but I was surprised to learn that dehydration is a big factor in their creation. I don't drink much iced tea, but I do consume plenty of foods high in oxalates. I'll consider myself lucky and amp up my water intake.
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