Animal fat, sugar and salt may have led to the early diagnosis of Kidney stones for Ronnie Ortiz-Magro of "Jersey Shore," Hospitalied with the painful disease.Ortiz-Magro, 27, is being treated for kidney stones in a Florida hospital, People reports.
"Ronnie was admitted to an Orlando area hospital late Saturday night," the Jersey Shore star's publicist said to People.
"He's in a lot of pain and is expected to remain there for several days."
It is not just weight gain as the sole factor associated with an increased risk of kidney stones, which form when certain substances in the urine become too concentrated and crystallize.
Ortiz-Magro's diet factors contribute to stone formation as well.
About 75 percent of stones are formed when calcium binds with oxalate, a byproduct of certain foods. Other common types are calcium phosphate stones and uric acid stones. All types are on the rise.
Two factors that increase the risk of stones are not having enough water and having a salty high sodium diet. Other risk factors include a diet high in animal protein and a diet rich in sugars.
Ortiz-Magro was in Orlando to promote his new alcohol line called Smush Cocktails at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention when, on Saturday, "he started feeling uncomfortable," says his publicist.