Kidney Stones/Kidney Cancer. A discussion of kidney problems with a focus on advanced, minimally invasive techniques to treat kidney stones, tumors and kidney removal. While exact causes of kidney stone formation are not known, doctors recommend drinking plenty of water to prevent the formation of kidney stone.
Diet soda for preventing kidney stones? Certain diet sodas may have the potential to prevent the most common type of kidney stone, if new lab research is correct. In the study, researchers found that the diet versions of several popular citrus-flavored sodas -- like 7Up, Sunkist and Sprite -- contained relatively high amounts of a compound called citrate. Citrate, in turn, is known to inhibit the formation of calcium oxalate stones, the most common form of kidney stone.