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Nutrition Journal

, 5:23

First Online: 06 September 2006Received: 20 July 2006Accepted: 06 September 2006


Renal lithiasis is a multifactorial disease. An important number of etiologic factors can be adequately modified trough diet, since it must be considered that the urine composition is directly related to diet. In fact, the change of inappropriate habitual diet patterns should be the main measure to prevent kidney stones. In this paper, the relation between different dietary factors liquid intake, pH, calcium, phosphate, oxalate, citrate, phytate, urate and vitamins and each type of renal stone calcium oxalate monohydrate papillary, calcium oxalate monohydrate unattached, calcium oxalate dihydrate, calcium oxalate dihydrate-hydroxyapatite, hydroxyapatite, struvite infectious, brushite, uric acid, calcium oxalate-uric acid and cystine is discussed.

Felix Grases, Antonia Costa-Bauza and Rafel M Prieto contributed equally to this work.

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Author: Felix Grases - Antonia Costa-Bauza - Rafel M Prieto


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