Urolithiasis pp 735-739 | Cite as

The Importance of Diet in the Etiology of Primary Calcium and Uric-Acid Stone Formation: The Arabian Experience

  • W. G. Robertson
  • M. Nisa
  • I. Husain
  • S. Al-Faqih
  • A. Chakrabarty
  • W. Qunibi
  • S. Taher
  • H. Hughes
  • S. A. Barkworth
  • G. Holbrow
  • S. Louis

Abstract

The role of diet in the etiology of urolithiasis is considered by many to be an important link in the chain of events leading to the formation of most types of urinary stone. The main exceptions are stones resulting from a genetic or metabolic disorder or from a urinary tract infection. Current evidence certainly appears to support the hypothesis that primary (or idiopathic) urolithiasis is accentuated by affluent living (1, 2) and that, as a consequence, diet is likely to be implicated in some major way as a causal, or at least potentiating factor for stone formation in the population.

Keywords

Saudi Arabia Stone Formation Animal Protein Calcium Oxalate Arabian Peninsula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Robertson
    • 1
  • M. Nisa
    • 1
  • I. Husain
    • 2
  • S. Al-Faqih
    • 2
  • A. Chakrabarty
    • 2
  • W. Qunibi
    • 3
  • S. Taher
    • 3
  • H. Hughes
    • 1
  • S. A. Barkworth
    • 1
  • G. Holbrow
    • 1
  • S. Louis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologicalMedical ResearchRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyKing Khalid University HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of NephrologyKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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