Health Watch -- Calcium and Kidney Stones
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Adding a potassium citrate supplement provides even more protection against kidney stones. Taking both calcium citrate and potassium citrate together protects against two types of kidney stones, calcium oxylate and uric acid stones.
If you're trying to prevent osteoporosis but are worried about developing kidney stones, UT Southwestern researcher say make sure to choose the right kind of calcium supplement - calcium citrate - and look for a potassium citrate supplement to take with it. This is especially important for women who are at risk for kidney stones or who have had kidney stones before.
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