Man has 420 kidney stones removed after eating too much of this 'healthy' food

By Samantha Luiz
10 June 2014

Doctors in China removed 420 kidney stones from a single patient on Friday. They blame the kidney stones on the man’s excessive love for tofu.

The patient, known only as Mr He, went to a doctor in the Chinese province of Zhejiang last month after experiencing immense pain in his abdomen.

A CT scan revealed the shocking stones in his kidney.

'I have never seen so many stones before'

Mr. He then admitted to eating massive quantities of tofu every day and hardly drinking any water.

As a result, he was nearly unable to urinate or even move.

“I have never seen so many stones before. The operation took less than two hours of which 45 minutes was used to remove the stones. At the end of the operation I realized my arms and legs were numb,” said Dr Wei, the surgeon who treated Mr He.

“These didn't include the tiny rice sized stones that were taken out using specialist suction equipment and these numbered over 100.”

He explained that soy foods such as tofu contain a lot of calcium and often cause kidney stones if one eats too much and does not drink enough water.

Mr. He’s family has reportedly promised Mr He will now eat tofu in much smaller quantities.


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