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Pour diet key factor fueling a rise in kidney stones

Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Kidney stones are becoming more prevalent, with the risk rising more quickly in women, younger adults, and even kids, experts say. Manoj Monga, M.D., urologist and director of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, says kidney stones are also appearing in patients with historically low risks of stone disease. "With the declining health of the American public, one of the symptoms is an increase in kidney stones," says Dr. Monga. "Over the last five to 10 years, we've seen an increase in the prevalence of stones with more rapid increases among women and kids." The reasons kidney stones are...

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