Oxalate: effect on calcium absorbability.

  title={Oxalate: effect on calcium absorbability.},
  author={Robert P. Heaney and Connie Weaver},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={50 4},
Absorption of calcium from intrinsically labeled Ca oxalate was measured in 18 normal women and compared with absorption of Ca from milk in these same subjects, both when the test substances were ingested in separate meals and when ingested together. Fractional Ca absorption from oxalate averaged 0.100 +/- 0.043 when ingested alone and 0.140 +/- 0.063 when ingested together with milk. Absorption was, as expected, substantially lower than absorption from milk (0.358 +/- 0.113). Nevertheless Ca… CONTINUE READING