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Arterosil Medical Advisor Dr. DeSilva weighs in on new study that links too much Vitamin C to kidney stones in men.
Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
A recent study published in JAMA International Medicine showed that the risk to develop a kidney stone is twice as high in men who take Vitamin C supplements compared to men who don't.
Arterosil Medical Advisor Dr. Derrick DeSilva, M.D. commented on the new study.
"Looking at this study, if you have a family history of kidney stones, you may want to stay away from extra-high-dose vitamin C supplements,” said Dr. DeSilva. “Consult your doctor about the dosage level."
Dr. DeSilva, M.D. is a practicing Internist and Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey.
Many Vitamin C supplements provide 1000 milligrams Vitamin C or more per day, which is much higher than the recommended daily intake of 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for women. Standard multivitamins contain a much lower dose of Vitamin C and no increased kidney stone risk was found with their intake.
Years ago, Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling started advertising the use of high-dose Vitamin C with the slogan "A gram a day keeps the doctor away." While physicians almost immediately called for caution, it soon caught on in the general public.
Today, Americans spend nearly $200 million each year for Vitamin C supplements that claim impressive curing properties, from the common cold to heart disease.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C in some people is broken down to a substance called oxalate. Combined with calcium to form calcium oxalate, it is the most common substance in human kidney stones. Oxalate is also present in many foods like spinach, collards, parsley, tea, many berries, sorrel, and rhubarb. A study in 2005 from the Journal of Nutrition showed that high doses of Vitamin C can increase the absorption of oxalate.
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