Kidney Disease - Kidney Stones

Relationship of animal protein-rich diet to kidney stone formation and calcium metabolism.

We wished to determine whether different types of dietary protein might have different effects on calcium metabolism and on the propensity for renalstone formation. Fifteen young normal subjects were studied during three 12-day dietary periods during which their diet contained vegetable protein, vegetable and egg protein, or animal protein. While these three diets were constant with respect to Na, K, Ca, P, Mg, and quantity of protein, they had progressively higher sulfur contents.

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