New Research Links Outdoor Temperature and Kidney Stones

A diet rich in animal proteins, sodium, and sugar may not be the only causes of those painful kidney stones. If you suffer from kidney stones, you may now be able to blame the heat of outdoor temperatures. According to new research, there is a link between kidney stones and hot outdoor temperatures. A study by doctors at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia found as daily temps rise, the more patients reported kidney stones. The study team analyzed the medical records of more than 60,000 adults and children in cities across America. Researchers caution that kidney stone cases in general have increased over the last 30 years.

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