A bloke in China is definitely regretting his tofu-heavy diet after it led to doctors having to remove an astonishing 420 kidney stones from his body.
Doctors told the unfortunate 55-year-old man, named only as Mr He, that eating tofu on a daily basis and drinking very little water was to blame for the remarkably high number of kidney stones.
He underwent a two-hour operation to remove the stones at a hospital in Dongyang, eastern Zhejiang Province.
Speaking to the Qianjiang Evening Post, Dr Wei Yubin said:
Soy products, especially gypsum tofu, are very high in calcium, the excess of which cannot be excreted from the body without a sufficient intake of water.
Mr He visited the doctor in May complaining of abdominal pain, and a subsequent CT scan revealed his left kidney was packed full of the stones. If he’d waited any longer then his kidney would have had to be removed.
Incredibly, this isn’t even the world record. In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery, according to the Guinness World Records. Ouch!
Poor Mr He is probably just glad that the stones were removed via operation. Imagine if the poor guy had to p*ss all of these out!