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How does the calcium in foods and supplements affect my kidney stones?

If you have calcium kidney stones, introducing more calcium into your body through foods and supplements can be problematic. Your doctor may recommend that you limit foods like spinach and chocolate because these contain high levels of oxalate. Calcium supplements should be taken with meals, if at all, because they may cause you to have too much calcium in your body.

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