Kidney stones 'flag need for BMD screening'

Large study links nephrolithiasis to high risk of osteoporosis and fracture in men

A top endocrinologist is urging GPs to refer patients with kidney stones for bone mineral density screening, after a study found one in four were likely to also have osteoporosis.

Professor Peter Ebeling.
Professor Peter Ebeling.

US researchers examined data on more than half a million veterans (median age 64, 93% men), who were diagnosed with renal calculi between 2007 and 2015 in a