Study illuminates synergistic effects of dietary cholesterol and fruit tannins in kidney stone formation

Kidney stones, hard crystalline formations that occur within the kidney, are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While genetics and various other factors can contribute to kidney stones, dietary components play a significant role in their formation. Previous research has isolated specific dietary culprits such as high oxalate or calcium intake. However, understanding of the effects of specific dietary components on stone formation, especially at the microscopic level, remains limited.

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