Rees J. A pint a day keeps the nephrologist away. Practitioner 2013; 257 (1766):8

A pint a day keeps the nephrologist away

05 Dec 2013Pais-up subscribers

Drinking beer, wine or coffee can reduce the risk of kidney stone formation, according to a study from the USA. On the other hand, regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks increased the risk. The study combined patients from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the two Nurses Health studies (I and II) to amass a total of 194,095 participants. They were followed up by biennial questionnaire for a median of more than eight years, and assessed for their fluid intake and development of renal calculi.

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