Exercise, the key to lower risk of kidney stones in women

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Exercise, the key to lower risk of kidney stones in womenRecent studies have found that exercise is apparently effective in lowering the risk of kidney stones in women.

You certainly do not need to do physical exercises that are super tight. Simply by walking a few hours a week, you can reduce the risk of kidney stones. The results of this study will be discussed at the American Urological Association conference in San Diego.

“A change in lifestyle can have a major impact on health, and the intensity is not a problem. However you just need to get the minimum amount of physical activity,” said Dr. Mathew Sorensen from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, as reported by AP (3/5 ).

Approximately 9 percent of people will suffer from kidney stones during their life. The problem is this disease is more common in men, but such cases have increased 70 percent over the last 15 years among women.

The problem is slightly more common in men, but the incidence has increased 70 percent over the last 15 years, most rapidly among women. Obesity and the consumption of calcium supplements – which many women after menopause consumen – increases the risk of kidney stones.

The latest study involved nearly 85,000 women with an average age of 50 years or more. All participants underwent a series of tests including, measuring weight and height, so that doctors can know their body mass index.

Participants also filled out an annual survey about what they eat, so that researchers could take into account factors risk of kidney stones decrease, such as drinking plenty of fluids and eat less salt or meat.

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