Yet Another Reason to Exercise: Fewer Kidney Stones

…according to an article at MedPageToday. It doesn’t even take much physical activity. From the article:

Almost 10% of the adult population in the U.S. will develop a kidney stone at some point. Kidney stone incidence has increased 70% over the past 15 years, and women have accounted for much of the increase, he explained, adding that the increase has been attributed to the rising prevalence of weight gain, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

The study at hand applies to women. We don’t know about men yet.

The higher rate of kidney stones may reflect higher obesity rates. Obesity makes you sick.

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