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Urolithiasis pp 369-372 | Cite as

Increased Availability of Dietary Carbohydrate: A Factor in the Genesis of Idiopathic Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis?

  • J. A. Thom
  • J. E. Morris
  • A. Bishop
  • N. J. Blacklock

Abstract

A characteristic of affluent communities in which idiopathic calcium oxalate renal stone is common is the high nutrient density of the diet compared with that of poorer communities in which it is uncommon. This nutrient density is due to a high intake of animal protein, available carbohydrate and fat. Depletion of dietary fibre contributes to a high calorie density. This study set out to define the influence of increased dietary carbohydrate density on urinary electrolytes and on the calcium oxalate activity product of urine and to determine whether or not such changes could be moderated by increments of dietary fibre.

Keywords

Dietary Fiber Calcium Oxalate Urine Specimen Dietary Carbohydrate Calcium Oxalate Stone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Thom
    • 1
  • J. E. Morris
    • 2
  • A. Bishop
    • 2
  • N. J. Blacklock
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public Health and Tropical MedicineUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of Naval MedicineAlverstoke, HampshireUK
  3. 3.University Hospital of South ManchesterManchester 20UK

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