Men who consume large amounts of vitamin C, twice the risk of kidney stones than those who do not.Recent findings do not confirm with 100% certainty that the formation of kidney stones associated with vitamin C, but they make us think, and does not have any adverse effects of vitamin C in the body.
Kidney stones - are tiny clusters of crystals which can interfere with the conclusion of urine painful.
Among the signs and symptoms of the presence of kidney stones are in:
cause of kidney stones can be a diet rich in animal protein, sodium, refined sugar, too sweet corn syrup and cola consumption.Also stones can enhance the formation of inadequate intake of fluids.Women tend overall risk of kidney stones is lower than in men.Therefore, the results of this study do not apply to women.
large amounts of vitamin C increases the risk of kidney stones
researchers suggest that high amounts of vitamin C can increase the risk of kidney stones, because the body converts into vitamin material known as oxal
In this study, published in the Journal of the American Therapeutic Medical Association, researchers followed more than 23,000 Swedes between the ages of 45 to 79 years between 1997 and 2009.None of them had kidney stones in the beginning of the study.Approximately 900 men were dosed vitamin C 1 000 mg, and 3 percent of these (in 31 men) were later found in kidney stones.
researchers took into account factors that could reduce the reliability of the results, such as education level, age and body weight.They found that men who received large doses of supplements increased the risk of kidney stones from 1.7 to 2.2 times.The authors point out that while there are no significant sound reasons why everyone should take such large doses of vitamin C. The results of the study are not applicable to vitamin C that enters the body from food.
Another conclusion of the study is that multivitamin supplements that do not contain large doses of vitamin C, do not increase the risk of kidney stones.The authors suggest that more research is needed to confirm these results, and stressed that people should not stop use of vitamin C after reading this information.If you are concerned about how you use vitamin C, or those which may be health effects from vitamin supplements, discuss it with your doctor.
Last year, a study presented at the annual meeting of 94 Endocrine Society in Houston, showed that supplementation with vitamin C and vitamin D increases calcium in the urine and blood.High levels of calcium in the urine / blood is associated with an increased risk of kidney stones.
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