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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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.

Tags: , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation