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Study links hot temperatures with kidney stone cases

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8:06 PM -

Researchers have found a link between hot outdoor temperatures and kidney stones. 

A study by doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found as daily temperatures rise, the more patients reported kidney stones. 

The study team analyzed the medical records of more than 60,000 adults and children in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Philadelphia. They found that as temperatures rose above 10 °C the risk of kidney stone symptoms increased everywhere except L.A. 


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Researchers caution that kidney stone cases in general have increased over the last 30 years. 

The exact cause of the ailment is unknown but changes in diet and fluid intake can increase the risk.

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