Natural compound EGCG inhibits kidney stone formation

Effects of green tea on urinary stone formation: an in vivo and in vitro study.

This study investigated whether epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea compound, can be protective against kidney stones. The experiments were performed with cells and rats. The results showed that EGCG inhibited kidney stone formation. Further details can be found in the study.
Jeong BC, Kim BS, Kim JI, Kim HH. Effects of green tea on urinary stone formation: an in vivo and in vitro study. J Endourol. 2006 May;20(5):356-61.


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