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Urolithiasis pp 761-761 | Cite as

The Effect of Fasting During the Holy Month of Ramadan on the Risk of Calcium-Oxalate and Uric-Acid Stone Formation

  • W. G. Robertson
  • W. Qunibi
  • S. Taher
  • V. R. Walker
  • H. Hughes
  • S. A. Barkworth
  • O. Al-Furayh
  • T. Alphine

Abstract

Through the month of Ramadan, Muslims are obliged to fast completely during the hours of daylight. In recent years, this has required a 15-h fast each day during a period of the year in central Saudi Arabia when the average ambient temperature is around 90–95°F and the relative humidity is around 10%. The object of this study was to determine whether or not fasting under these conditions causes an increase in the risk of stone formation.

Keywords

Uric Acid Excretion Rate Saudi Arabia Stone Formation Urine Flow 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Robertson
    • 1
  • W. Qunibi
    • 2
  • S. Taher
    • 1
  • V. R. Walker
    • 1
  • H. Hughes
    • 1
  • S. A. Barkworth
    • 1
  • O. Al-Furayh
    • 2
  • T. Alphine
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Biological and Medical ResearchKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of NephrologyKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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