Could losing weight reduce your risk of forming kidney stones?
Oxalate is a small molecule that is formed as an end product of your body’s normal metabolic functions. Most of this oxalate is eliminated in the urine, but it can combine with calcium to form crystals and create kidney stones.
Previous studies have found that obesity can increase the amount of urinary oxalate and therefore your risk of kidney stones. The study team seeks to determine if losing weight with an established and effective weight-loss program, Optifast VLCD®, results in a reduction in urinary oxalate.
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