Urolithiasis pp 315-319 | Cite as

Alcohol as an Epidemiological Risk in Urolithiasis

  • O. Zechner
  • V. Scheiber


Changing life styles consequent to economic growth and dietary habits have been suggested as factors in the increasing incidence of urolithiasis in industrialized countries. A possible relationship between stone-formation and increased ingestion of animal protein1 as well as increased sugar consumption2 have been suggested.


Alcohol Consumption Uric Acid Urinary Excretion Serum Uric Acid Uric Acid Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Zechner
    • 1
  • V. Scheiber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Institute for Medical Statistics and DocumentationUniversity of Vienna Medical SchoolViennaAustria

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