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Old 04-19-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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kidney problems

Hi there,

Am just curious as to if the Atkins way of eating can or has caused anyone problems with kidneys/stones.

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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hi trvlpk! ltns!

As far as I am aware, there has never been any documented cases of Atkins causing kidney problems. Those that have developed stones or kidney problems typically had those problems prior to starting a low carb diet.

This is one of those 'urban legends' that have always been used as a scare tactic when trying to dissuade someone from low carbing. "I know someone that knew someone that knew someone that got kidney stones from......" Yet, no facts have ever been presented or 'that someone' actually existed.

Seriously....we heard these stories from the earliest times back in the chatroom. Heck....my sister even cautioned me about it
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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Well hi there! It had been a long time! Good to see you! How have you been? Thanks for the input. I still have quite a bit to learn about this WOE. I have a family history of kidney stones so I thought I would ask on here as to whether or not the Woe had an effect.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
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I think there are warnings that low-carb eating can be problematic for someone who ALREADY HAS kidney disease.

However, anyone with kidney disease should consult his/her doctor about any specific WOE.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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If are healthy there is no worry otherwise consult your Dr.
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I get kidney stones, and get them worse when I do low carb, but if I concentrate more on fowl and fish than on red meat, it's not too bad. I get them when I'm not low carb, too, so it's not an issue with the WOE, but a personal medical issue.
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