An excess of zinc in food leads to kidney stones

Kidney stones are formed for many reasons: from malnutrition to genetic predisposition. Zinc is vital to people, this trace mineral found in large quantity in seafood, red meat, chicken. Recently, scientists have proved that an excess of zinc leads to the development of urolithiasis.

Definitely, the main risk factors remains water rich in salts, obesity and poor diet combined with lack of physical activity. However, there are other causes of the disease.

Scientists have traced the interaction of oxalate with zinc, calcium and other metals. By increasing the concentration of zinc increased the concentration of oxalate in the urine. Oxalate stones are the most common cause of kidney stones. The problem of kidney stones because of an excess of zinc can threaten people from the Mediterranean countries, where the bulk of the diet is fish and seafood.

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