Can Eating Too Many Almonds Cause Kidney Stones?

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A kidney stone is the result of a chemical reaction that occurs when the urine becomes concentrated and when certain substances combine together to create an object that is too large to pass in the urine. Calcium oxalate, calcium and ammonium phosphate, uric acid, cystine and other substances (such as calcium carbonate, magnesium, lysine, arginine and ornithine) in the urine crystallize to form a hard mineral deposit called a kidney stone.

A kidney stone develops when substances in urine form...

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