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Weight gain may increase the risk of kidney stones, especially among women.

Weight gain may increase the risk of kidney stones, especially among women, according to new analysis of three ongoing Harvard trials. Researchers who followed 250,000 middle-aged medical professionals found that obese men were 33% more likely to develop kidney stones, while obese women were twice as likely to form stones as those who were at healthy weights. In addition, men who had gained 35 pounds since early adulthood were 39% more likely to get stones, while women who gained that much weight were about 76% more likely to get stones than participants whose weight stayed the same over the years.

Journal of the American Medical Association, January 26, 2005.

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Publication:Environmental Nutrition
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2005
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