Preventing Kidney Stones In Women

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    A new study gives women new reason to exercise, it could help cut your risk of kidney stones.

    FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony reports:

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    About one in eleven people will get a kidney stone in their life. How do you prevent one? Women are being advised to go for a walk or jog or even do some light gardening.

    Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle found women who get a little exercise a couple hours a week can cut the risk of getting a painful kidney stone by up to a third. And they don't even have to break a sweat.

    Obesity raises the risk, so does taking calcium supplements.

    The study focused on women 50 and older. Even though kidney stones are a little more common in men, cases are rapidly rising in women.

    Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.