HealthDay – Dr. Michael Palese: “Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women”

 – July 23, 2013  –– 

Women who suffer from kidney stones may also be at raised risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. The report was published in the July 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Michael Palese, MD, an associate professor of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is not convinced that these findings are reliable. "Previous studies have been inconsistent in evaluating the connection between kidney stones and heart disease," he said. “These data are "self-reported", so there is always a concern about the "inherent bias that comes with these kinds of studies," Dr. Palese added. "These findings should be taken with a grain of salt." Learn more