Friday, March 27, 2009

Kidney stones on the rise

Kidney stones are common in adults but in recent years have increased in frequency in children.
In the past, stones were so uncommon in kids that the diagnosis of stones in a child usually meant that a serious metabolic illness coexisted.
Nowadays, kids are getting adult diseases like high blood pressure, adult diabetes, and now kidney stones. Like adults, these stones are diet related, namely too much salt and meat.
Sad, really! My advice, stay off the processed fast foods, encourage fruits and vegetables, and cook at home.
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