Ice Tea-stones formation



Is there a link between iced tea and stone formation in the body?

the doctor has suggested that.. i wonder what about the tea that is offensive..
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sdstuberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
in particular,  if you are prone to developing oxalate content  kidney stones (as opposed to stones composed of other materials)  then you might want to avoid tea because it contains oxalates.

If you develop other kinds, then tea might be good simply because it is a high-water content fluid, so even though you're passing extra stuff through your kidneys, the net hydration can outweigh the risk.

of course, if you have a particular concern, then you should consult your doctor.  If you have kidney stones, have them examined by a urologist and they can make dietary recommendations based on the type of stone you form
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sdstuberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
are you talking about kidney stones?

almost anything you drink EXCEPT pure water will contribute to kidney stones.

The kidney's job is to filter.  The more stuff you force through them, the more stuff there is to accumulate.
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TommySzalapskiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Kidney stones have been blamed on high sugar intake as well [1] so if it's sweetened iced tea, then that could be a concern. (I'm talking about any type of refined sugar of course, so corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, sugar, etc)

[1] (J. A. Thom, et al "The Influence of Refined Carbohydrate on Urinary Calcium Excretion," British Journal of Urology, 50:7, 459-464, December, 1978)
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25112Author Commented:
thanks - useful!
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