Ever have a kidney stone? I haven’t, but based on people I’ve talked to who’ve had them, there is almost nothing as painful as passing a kidney stone. Even women who’ve had children and also had kidney stones claim it is as painful if not more painful than childbirth.
Surprise surprise, a common risk factor for developing kidney stones is being overweight. Let’s just call this reason 1,381,454 to lose weight.
In conclusion, an increased %BF was associated with an increased occurrence of kidney stones in children with idiopathic hypercalciuria.
Obesity and weight gain increase the risk of kidney stone formation. The magnitude of the increased risk may be greater in women than in men.