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Factors Secreted by Gut Bacteria May Help Combat Kidney Stones

Factors secreted by Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium that lives in the large intestine, can reduce urinary excretion of oxalate in mice. Such factors may therefore help prevent or treat kidney stones.
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