Kidney Stones on the Rise in the US

February 11, 2014

Kidney stones are increasingly becoming a problem in the United States, and much of that rise can be attributed to poor dietary habits and the growing rate of obesity. Because kidney stones are caused by what we eat and our lifestyle, they are prevented through the same mechanisms as well. Kidney stones are calcifications that form in the urine. Common risk factors include diet, obesity, and family history. Stones are… Read more