Inhibitory effects of female sex hormones on urinary stone formation in rats.

@article{Iguchi1999InhibitoryEO,
  title={Inhibitory effects of female sex hormones on urinary stone formation in rats.},
  author={Masanori Iguchi and Chizuko Takamura and Tohru Umekawa and Takashi Kurita and Kenjiro Kohri},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={479-85}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of female sex hormones on urinary stone formation are not known. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of these hormones on stone formation by using an ethylene glycol (EG) and vitamin D-induced rat urolithiasis model. METHODS Adult female Wistar rats were fed the same diet for four weeks and were then divided into four groups (N = 10 each). One group was administered 0.5 ml of olive oil three times per week for four weeks as a control. The other three… CONTINUE READING

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