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Kidney stones may be linked with sleep posture

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1015

Kidney stones may develop because people spend too long sleeping in one position. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco studied 110 patients with recurrent nephrolithiasis (Journal of Urology 2001;165:1085-7) to see whether any relation existed between sleep posture and formation of renal stones. They used a questionnaire to evaluate patients’ sleep posture and correlated the …

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