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May 1997 Issue

Can Milk Each Day Keep Stones Away?

Women prone to kidney stones should not restrict high-calcium foods, says new research from Harvard. In fact, more may be better. Similar findings were previously reported in men. Of more than 90,000 women aged 34 to 59, those who consumed the most dairy calcium over 12 years (more than 1,000 milligrams a day) were 35% less likely to develop stones than women who got the least (less than 500 milligrams). Potassium and fluids

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