More reasons to ditch your Soda.
New study finding: Drink at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day and be more likely to develop kidney stones.
While the recommendation for kidney stone prevention has been to drink a lot of fluids, the study suggests that it’s not just the amount of fluid but the type of drink that also matters.
Study looked at three massive surveys of nearly 200,000 people. They found that 159 out of every 100,000 people who drank a sugar-sweetened non-cola beverage, such as clear soda, less than once a week developed kidney stones, compared to 306 out of every 100,000 who drank soda daily.
After accounting for other factors, that translated to a 33 percent greater chance of developing kidney stones.
Frequent punch drinkers also had an 18 percent higher chance of developing kidney stones.
Other drinks, such as coffee, tea, wine, beer and orange juice were tied to a lower risk of developing kidney stones.
SOURCE: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, online May 15, 2013.