Research Roundup

July 1998 Issue

Drinks That May Keep Kidney Stones at Bay

People with a history of calciumoxalate kidney stones can safely drink milk with meals, confirms a study from Washington State University in Spokane. When participants drank either 12 ounces of milk or 16 ounces of apple juice with meals of moderate oxalate content, urinary oxalate excretion was 18% lower on the milk test diet compared with the juice diet, making the milk less risky. It seems the calcium in milk binds with

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