A study conducted in America has shown that excessive consumption of sweet foods and sweet drinks can cause kidney stones.
Kidney stones are a painful disease that is not easy to treat because they can recur.
There can be many reasons for kidney stones like not drinking enough water, presence of kidney stones in the family, certain foods especially high in salt and calcium, obesity, diabetes, stomach diseases and surgery etc.
Kidney stones can affect any part of the urinary tract and their passage can be quite painful.
It is estimated that one out of every 11 people in the world suffer from kidney stones, and many of these people may develop kidney stones even after the stone has been removed.
Although there are other causes of kidney stones, now a study has shown that eating sweet foods and drinking sugary drinks can also cause them.
According to a research published in the medical website ‘Frontiers Nutrition’, American experts researched more than 28 thousand people for 11 years.
Men and women were included in the study and all volunteers had complaints of kidney stones.
The experts examined all the individuals including their nutritional status and other medical symptoms and listened to their complaints.
Later, the experts analyzed the data collected from all the volunteers and drew conclusions.
The results showed that people who ate and drank more than 25 percent of their diet had a 88 percent increased chance of developing kidney stones.
Experts said in the research that consumption of foods and drinks that contain added sugar increases the chances of developing kidney stones.
For example, cold drinks and other similar beverages, ice cream, cakes and other similar foods that contain added sugar during their preparation.
According to experts, since sugar and sweets are the cause of weight gain along with blood pressure and sugar, it is possible that all these things together facilitate the formation of kidney stones.
Experts urged more research on the matter, agreeing that excess sugar increases the amount of calcium in the urine, potentially leading to the formation of kidney stones.