Osteoporosis International

, Volume 17, Issue 12, pp 1820–1821 | Cite as

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets that restrict potassium-rich fruits and vegetables promote calciuria

  • C. S. Johnston
  • S. L. Tjonn
  • P. D. Swan
  • A. White
  • B. Sears
Letter to the Editor

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© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Johnston
    • 1
  • S. L. Tjonn
    • 2
  • P. D. Swan
    • 4
  • A. White
    • 1
  • B. Sears
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NutritionArizona State UniversityMesaUSA
  2. 2.Conscious CuisineScottsdaleUSA
  3. 3.Inflammation Research FoundationMarbleheadUSA
  4. 4.Department of Exercise and WellnessArizona State UniversityMesaUSA

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