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Learn more about kidney stones and how to prevent them.

October 21, 2021, New York, NY — A new study using genetic data of hundreds of thousands of people suggests that daily coffee and caffeine consumption can prevent kidney stones.

Coffee and Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Kidney Stones: A Mendelian Randomized Study” was published in the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) ...

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A joint statement from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) stress the precarious position people with kidney failure, who are immunocompromised, face as the recent Omicron wave continues to spread among patients and staff at dialysis facilities. Cases of COVID-19 are causing serious illness, forcing shortened treatment...

January 18, 2022, New York, NY — The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) work group of kidney disease experts released their commentary today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) regarding the latest clinical guidelines for managing blood pressure...

September 29, 2020—Moonstone Nutrition and the National Kidney Foundation are partnering to raise awareness about the prevalence of kidney stones and the importance of overall kidney health. Moonstone Nutrition and NKF will develop educational materials to teach consumers and healthcare professionals about...

A kidney stone can either be passed spontaneously or be removed surgically by a urologist. There are no medications that will quickly dissolve a kidney stone. The medical treatment of a kidney stone may take many years to accomplish.
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Most people develop kidney stones because of poor fluid intake and a poor diet. Many people also inherit the tendency to form kidney stones. About half of the time I can determine the cause of kidney stones and recommend a specific treatment. In other instances we recommend a low salt diet with plenty of water intake to prevent kidney stones. Calcium in the diet does not seem to be a very common cause of kidney stones (such as calcium contained...
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