Proper Nutrition Aids Digestive Health
September 21, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
Millions of dollars are spent each year fighting kidney stones which can cause major problems throughout the digestive system. Individuals who suffer from this problem often experience significant discomfort and obstructions in their digestive tract.
However, a new study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts found that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy — commonly known as the DASH diet, which is used to lower blood pressure — can reduce the occurrence of kidney stones, improving digestive health.
The study also showed promising results for preventing the reoccurrence of kidney stones in individuals who have a history of the condition.
Eric Taylor, who led the investigation, said that previous efforts to reduce kidney stones had focused on foods that can be cut from the diet. However, few had been made to find foods that could aid in the prevention of kidney stones. He said that more research should be conducted in the area.
"We believe our results provide a strong rationale for a randomized trial examining the effect of a DASH-style diet on kidney stone recurrence," he said.