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Add iced tea to the list of dangerous substances — if taken in excess

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 10:39 AM

From the Guardian:

Doctors at UAMS, writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, say they concluded kidney failure in a 56-year-old Arkansas man could be traced to his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. 

Black tea has a chemical known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure, the article said.

“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 article doesn't specify if the man favored sweet or unsweet tea.

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