Iced tea can be hazardous to your health

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  1. Shithead

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    Drinking too much iced tea caused Arkansas man’s kidney failure, doctors say
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:05 AM
    [​IMG] Larry Crowe/AP
    Black tea has the chemical oxalate, which known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in excessive amounts. The man may be on dialysis for the rest of his life, doctors say.
    Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.

    They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man’s kidney problems. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in excessive amounts.

    “It was the only reasonable explanation,” said Dr. Umbar Ghaffar of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She and two other doctors describe the case in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

    The unidentified man went to the hospital last May with nausea, weakness, fatigue and body aches. Doctors determined his kidneys were badly clogged and inflamed by the food chemical called oxalate. The man is on dialysis, perhaps for the rest of his life, Ghaffar said.

    Besides black tea, oxalate is found in spinach, rhubarb, nuts, wheat bran and chocolate. In rare cases, too much oxalate can lead to kidney trouble, but often there’s also a contributing intestinal problem. That didn’t seem to be the case for the Arkansas man, and he had no family or personal history of kidney disease.

    At 16 cups of iced black tea each day, he was taking in three to 10 times more oxalate than the average American, Ghaffar and her colleagues reported.

    Federal studies suggest that, on average, U.S. adults drink a total of 10 or 11 cups of beverages per day — that’s water, coffee and all other liquids combined.

    Ghaffar didn’t know if the man drank sugar-sweetened iced tea — the way it is usually served in the South. While he’d had diabetes, that didn’t cause his kidney problems, she said.

    The Arkansas case appears to be very unusual, said Dr. Randy Luciano, a Yale School of Medicine kidney specialist who has treated people with kidney damage from too much oxalate.

    “I wouldn’t tell people to stop drinking tea,” said Luciano, who was not involved in the research. What the man drank “is a lot of tea.”
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Here's an idea: too much of anything probably isn't good for you.
     
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    I drink a gallon of Diet Iced tea a week with no health issues as of yet. thill.jpg
     
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    iced tea (sweet tea) is my faaaavorite
     
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    That makes too much sense
     
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    But Snapple is ok, right ?
     
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    How much tea do you have to drink for kidney problems..That man must have been chug a lugging..Also maybe used aspertame or funky faux sweeteners..
     
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    He should change to a beautiful mint tea..Had he been drinking it from the start, perhaps he would not have had this problem..;)
     
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    Didn't Gary get kidney stones from too much ice tea?
     
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    That's what his doctor told him.
     
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    Hopefully:giggle:
     
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    A gallon?! No fucking wonder.
     
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    Tea for two for one.
     
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    He was drinking a gallon per day. That'll mess you up.

    I one worked with a guy who drank a gallon of coffee per day. He must be dead by now.
     
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    monsoon Who are you with?

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    Everyone knows the only thing you can drink gallons of and not die is BEER.

    Come on...:burp:

    It pickles everything. You live forever.

    F mutt
     
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    Wine TOO!!:)
     
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    I'm guessing homie never ingested unflavored water.
     
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    I drink loads of busch beer
    I'm in perfect health
    Yes my poo is a tad watery and when it wants to come out I better get to the can asap
    But my health is stellar
     
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    I make it myself in a big mason jar. Probably drink half a gallon a day. Maybe I will cut back.
     
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