Vitamin C, in high doses, could increase kidney stone risk
February 5, 2013 (WLS) -- High doses of Vitamin C could double a man's risk of painful kidney stones.
Authors of the study said this is important information for the public to be aware of.
Those with a history of kidney stones should consult their doctor before taking high doses of Vitamin C supplements.
Researchers have suspected that large amounts of Vitamin C may increase kidney stones because the body breaks down the vitamin into a substance called Oxelate a component of the stones.
The U.S. government currently recommends about 75- to 90 milligrams as a safe amount for most adults.
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