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i've seen tea listed as a drink to avoid as it might contribute to kidney stones. does this include green tea?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Controvertial: Tea traditionally has shown to be high in oxalate that can cause kidney stones. Green tea's oxalate content is much lower. But the medical evidence has been conflicting with some recent studies actually suggesting a reduction in the stone risk from even non-green teas! until the jury is out, stick to drinking water..No rx required and cheap!
Answered on Sep 23, 2017
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