Calculogenic Potential of the Diet — A New Concept
The role of diet is one of the most controversial topics in any discussion on the epidemiology of urolithiasis. Dietary studies are complicated by the practical problem of assessing the pattern of intake in the individual. The difference between the dietary pattern of the individual and that of his family or community in which he lives and the variation in the nutritional content of the same foodstuffs cultivated in different areas are some of the complicating factors. Prescription of a diet for the stone patient is riddled with inconsistencies. Many foodstuffs contain a combination of calculogenic as well as anticalculogenic agents. The present study aims at identifying the net potential of a number of foodstuffs to promote or inhibit calculogenesis.
KeywordsUric Acid Dietary Pattern Urinary Stone Controversial Topic Nutritional Content
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