The study of Loyala University Medical Center found that people who often drink iced tea will be at high risk of developing kidney stones. Researchers believe the high concentration of oxalate, one of the chemicals that trigger the formation of kidney stones, is the cause of the problem in the urinary tract.

By sex, men are four times more at risk of developing kidney stones than women, and the risk will continue to increase after age 40 years stepping. Meanwhile, in women, menopausal women with low estrogen levels and women who perform hysterectomy also at high risk of kidney stones.

During hot weather, people tend to become dehydrated. Dehydration is eliminated by drinking iced tea actually increases risk as already mentioned above, especially for those who are at risk. Iced tea does help relieve the throat when the hot weather ahead. However, these habits should begin now reduced for our health.

A researcher who participated in the study, Dr. John Milner said that in general, everyone knows that in the summer, they should drink more fluids. But the habit is not good is that many people choose to drink iced tea, because it is low in calories and it tastes better than plain water. The bad effect is if consume too much in fact will cause adverse effects to the body.

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