Can Eating Too Many Almonds Cause Kidney Stones?

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The key process in the development of kidney stones is supersaturation.

  • The urine carries salts, including calcium oxalate, uric acid, cystine, or xanthine.
  • These salts can become extremely concentrated if there is not enough urine, or if unusually high amounts of crystal-forming salts are present.
  • When salt concentration levels reach the point at which they no longer dissolve, these salts form crystals.

Different factors may be involved in either reducing urine amount, or increasing the...

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