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Too Much Tea May Pose Risk to Kidneys

According to Reuters, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that consuming copious amounts of tea, iced or hot, can lead to a buildup of crystals in the kidneys. Tea consumption was previously thought to combat the occurrence of kidney stones (scientifically known as nephrolithiasis), but excessive tea consumption carries with it large amounts of a compound known as oxalate. In the case of a 56-year-old man with kidney failure who confessed to consuming as much as 144 ounces of tea per day, oxalate crystals in the kidney were thought to be the cause of his symptoms. Some more evidence that there can be too much of a good thing.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.