(NBCNEWS) — Two researchers who took science to the amusement park say they've found that a thrilling roller coaster ride just might help people shake out pesky kidney stones.
Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University said he'd heard patient after patient tell him about how they had passed kidney stones after riding one particular ride: the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Image: Kidney stones sit in a jar in the office of Dave Wartinger
Kidney stones sit in a jar in the office of Dave Wartinger, associate professor of osteopathic surgical specialties, on August12, 2016. G.L Kohuth / Michigan State University Board of Trustees
He and a colleague, Dr. Marc Mitchell, had also seen some media reports about people who passed kidney stones while bungee jumping and riding roller coasters.
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