A 46-year-old male asked:
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can daily consumption of green tea (i mix it with black tea as well) increase chances of getting kidney stones? the tea is unsweetened.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: There's a "pop" claim that tea and cola predispose to kidney stones, but little scientific reason. The overriding key to prevention is to keep the urine dilute (always pale, never dark) by drinking plenty of fluids -- the cheapest is tap water, and perhaps tea-drinkers are actually just drinking less of that.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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