About 80% of kidney stones contain calcium. Most often, oxalate is the chemical that hooks up with calcium. The resulting stones are made of calcium oxalate. But some kidney stones are made of other chemicals.
Diet, smoking, and obesity are modifiable lifestyle factors that we can all control. By eating well, quitting smoking, and maintaining a normal weight, people can protect their kidneys and prevent future damage
“Even early studies dating back to the ’50s and ’60s suggested there was something important about fiber for preventing heart disease,” says Dr. Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.