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American College of Physicians Releases New Guidelines on Preventing Kidney Stones

The American College of Physicians has released a new set of guidelines to reduce the risk of kidney stonesCBS News reports. Roughly 20 percent of Americans will develop a kidney stone at least once in their life, with the risk for additional cases increasing after the first renal calculi. One of the foundational elements of the updated guidelines is drinking at least two liters of water daily, flushing out the kidneys so that fragments and urine can pass. In addition, new dietary recommendations include reduced consumption of red meat and foods rich in dietary oxalate such as chocolate, nuts, beets, and leafy greens.

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