Fad diet of nuts leaves woman with rare kidney injury

The patient developed oxalate nephrology after eating high amounts of almonds and chia seeds for IBS relief, reveals case report

Knocking back handfuls of almonds and chia seeds each day as an IBS treatment left one woman with an acute kidney injury, according to a rare case report from the US.

While the nuts and seeds provided welcome relief for IBS, their high oxalate levels also caused oxalate nephrology, a rare form of kidney injury, say doctors from the George Washington University school of medicine and health sciences, in Washington DC.

The 59-year-old woman, who already had chronic kidney disease (stage 3bA1) of unknown aetiology, was found to have acute-on

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