DALLAS — People with a high water intake significantly reduced their risk of developing kidney stones, according to a meta-analysis presented at the National Kidney Foundation spring clinical meeting.

Those who drank more water to achieve a urine volume of at least 2.0-2.5 L per day were at a lower risk of developing incident kidney stones in two randomized trials (risk ratio 0.40, 95% CI 0.20-0.79) and seven observational studies (RR 0.49, 95% CI 0.34-0.71), reported Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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