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Rev Paul Med. 1989 Jan-Feb;107(1):19-24.

[Rice bran in the treatment of idiopathic hypercalciuria in patients with urinary calculosis].

[Article in Portuguese]


Ten patients with recurrent nephrolithiasis and hypercalciuria were given rice bran during 60 days. Hypercalciuria was reduced in all patients in an average of 40%. Urinary magnesium was reduced in 28% and oxalate excretion was increased in 28%. The rate of decrease of urinary calcium was 65% in the absorptive type and 33% in the renal type of hypercalciuria.

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