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Hinyokika Kiyo. 2004 Aug;50(8):577-81.

[Study on beverages and kidney stone disease].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Urology, Kanazawa Medical University.


The incidence of upper urinary stones has been increasing since World War II in Japan. One of the causes is the change in dietary habit to a more westernized diet. The consumption of animal protein, fats and oils also correlates with the incidence of upper urinary stones. The results of numerous treatments for preventing formation of calcium stones are not sufficient, and the improvement of daily life habits and dietary advice have been proposed to be important. An increased intake of fluid is of great value for patients with stone diseases, irrespective of the stone composition. We discuss whether or not non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, are appropriate for prevention of stone diseases from the viewpoint of the contents of the beverages.

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