The connection between added sugars and kidney stones

more than 25% of their total energy intake from added sugars had 88% higher odds of having kidney stones than those who derived less than 5%.

The study participants averaged 270 additional sugar calories, or 13.2% of daily calories.

The study considered lifestyle and risk factors:

gender age race or ethnicity body mass index smoking status diabetes history

In a press release, researchers stated that Native American or Asian people had higher odds of developing kidney stones

when exposed to more added sugars than Mexican American, other Hispanic, non-Hispanic White, and non-Hispanic Black people.

Kidney stones were more likely in people with a higher Poverty-Income Ratio (PIR).

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