24 Nov '14, 1pm

New research: P M Ferraro et al, 2014, Caffeine intake and risk of kidney stones. American Journal of Clinial

P M Ferraro et al, 2014, Caffeine intake and risk of kidney stones. American Journal of Clinial Nutritoon, Volume 100; 1596 – 1603. Print this page ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Although caffeine intake may increase urine calcium excretion, caffeine-containing beverages have been associated with a lower risk of nephrolithiasis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the association between caffeine intake and the risk of incident kidney stones in 3 large prospective cohorts. DESIGN: We prospectively analyzed the association between intake of caffeine and incidence of kidney stones in 3 large ongoing cohort studies, the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) and the Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS) I and II. Information on the consumption of caffeine and the incidence of kidney stones was collected by validated questionnaires. RESULTS: The analysis included 217,883 participants; over a ...

Full article: http://coffeeandhealth.org/2014/11/p-m-ferraro-et-al-2014...

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