Urolithiasis pp 765-766 | Cite as

The Effect of Fasting on Urinary Stone Risk

  • Raj Kiran
  • P. P. Singh


Frequent fasting is a common religious custom followed by the Hindus and the Jain sect in particular who consider it an expression of body and soul purification. A revertion to eating after fast may lead to the excretion of abnormally concentrated urines. Whether this fluctuating change in urinary colloids and crystalloids in response to eating patterns has any bearing on the lithogenic process has been investigated and the results are presented.


Normal Eating Oxalate Excretion Urinary Parameter Urinary Citrate Concentrate Urine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raj Kiran
    • 1
  • P. P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryR.N.T. Medical CollegeUdaipurIndia

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