Global Warming May Cause Kidney Stone Cases To Rise

July 15, 2008

A new study has shown that global warming may lead to a rise in kidney stone cases..Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that global warming may lead to a rise in kidney stone cases.

The new study focuses on medical findings and has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers have found that people who live in warmer regions have a higher rate of developing kidney stones compared to people who live in other regions.

This is caused by the fact that sweating removes fluid from the body, increasing salt concentration in urine.

The fear is that by the year 2050, global warming may progress to the point where there is a great spike in the number of kidney stone cases.

This will great stress on our health care system, among other things.


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