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Urolithiasis pp 865-866 | Cite as

The Role of Tamarind and Tomato in Controlling Crystalluria

  • T. Joseph
  • K. Sachidev
  • S. Sindhu
  • R. Vathsala
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar

Abstract

Epidemiological studies and metabolic investigations have suggested that several nutrients influence the aggregation of calcium oxalate (CaOx) in urine. The diet consumed by the patient will influence all three risk factors for crystallization and aggregation of CaOx: urinary Ca, oxalate, and uric acid (1). The promoter effects of high animal-protein consumption (2), dietary oxalate (3), and vitamin C (4), and the inhibitory effects of dietary fiber (5) have been demonstrated. The present work was undertaken to study the effects of tamarind and tomato on CaOx crystalluria.

Keywords

Uric Acid Tartaric Acid Calcium Oxalate Stone Disease CaOx Crystal 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Joseph
    • 1
  • K. Sachidev
    • 1
  • S. Sindhu
    • 1
  • R. Vathsala
    • 1
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMedical College HospitalTrivandrumIndia

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