I've been reading that rapid weight loss could cause Uric stones?

How fast is rapid weight loss? 5 pounds per month?


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The only weight loss method I've heard that increases the risk of kidney stones is bariatric surgery (PubMed, 2015).

Here's a recommendation to prevent gallstones (NIDDK.gov, pdf):

Depending on your starting weight, experts recommend losing about 1/2 to 2 pounds per week.

  • "Bariatric surgery is the only method for weight loss" Huh? What about dieting? Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 14:13
  • Ah, I understand what you tried to say and edited for clarity. Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 14:19

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