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Urolithiasis pp 763-764 | Cite as

Changes in Urinary Solute Excretion During Fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan

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

Abstract

Each day, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink for 14–16 hours (dawn to sunset). In addition to the decreased frequency of eating, the composition of meals and the volume of fluids consumed change. In this study, we have investigated the effect of Islamic fasting on the renal handling of calcium as part of a study on the risk of stone formation during Ramadan.

Keywords

Uric Acid Urine Sample Saudi Arabia Stone Formation Urinary Calcium 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Qunibi
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Taher
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. G. Robertson
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Alphine
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Barkworth
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. R. Walker
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Hughes
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Al-Furayh
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Devol
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. E. Ginn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, Biological and Medical ResearchKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Biomedical Statistics and Scientific ComputingKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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