Role of nutrition in the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones.

@article{Taylor2004RoleON,
  title={Role of nutrition in the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones.},
  author={Eric N. Taylor and Gary C. Curhan},
  journal={Nephron. Physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={p55-63}
}
Diet plays an important role in the pathogenesis of calcium-containing kidney stones. Although much work has demonstrated that specific dietary components alter urinary composition and supersaturation, relatively few studies link the ingestion of these components with actual nephrolithiasis. This article reviews the dietary factors thought to promote or inhibit the formation of calcium stones and discusses the current controversies in the field of nutrition and nephrolithiasis. Special… CONTINUE READING