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Urolithiasis pp 875-875 | Cite as

Wheat Bran: A Selective Therapy for Absorptive Hypercalciuria

  • A. Tizzani
  • G. Casetta
  • P. Piana
  • D. Vercelli
  • C. Vitale

Abstract

Treatment of hypercalciuria with raw vegetable fiber has previously been described by several investigators. However, it would appear that indications for this therapy have never been selective in regard to an updated classification of hypercalciuric states. Raw fiber, by means of its hemicellulose and phytates content, can bind bivalent cations such as calcium and iron, for example, in the intestinal bolus. Lowering the intestinal absorption of calcium is justified only in aborptive hypercalciuria. Therefore, a dietary supplement of raw fiber should be reserved for patients with this specific diagnosis.

Keywords

Dietary Supplement Wheat Bran Urinary Calcium Calcium Excretion Urinary Calcium Excretion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Tizzani
    • 1
  • G. Casetta
    • 1
  • P. Piana
    • 1
  • D. Vercelli
    • 1
  • C. Vitale
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nephro-UrologyUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Renal Lithiasis LaboratoryMauriziano HospitalTorinoItaly

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