Nutrition in calcium nephrolithiasis

Elena Dogliotti, Giuseppe Vezzoli, Antonio Nouvenne, Tiziana Meschi, Annalisa Terranegra, Alessandra Mingione, Caterina Brasacchio, Benedetta Raspini, Daniele Cusi, Laura Soldati

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Idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis is a multifactorial disease with a complex pathogenesis due to genetic and environmental factors. The importance of social and health effects of nephrolithiasis is further highlighted by the strong tendency to relapse of the disease. Long-term prospective studies show a peak of disease recurrence within 2-3 years since onset, 40-50% of patients have a recurrence after 5 years and more than 50-60% after 10 years. International nutritional studies demonstrated that nutritional habits are relevant in therapy and prevention approaches of nephrolithiasis. Water, right intake of calcium, low intake of sodium, high levels of urinary citrate are certainly important for the primary and secondary prevention of nephrolithiasis.In this review is discussed how the correction of nutritional mistakes can reduce the incidence of recurrent nephrolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109
JournalJournal of translational medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013



  • Calcium
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Nutrition
  • Stones prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Dogliotti, E., Vezzoli, G., Nouvenne, A., Meschi, T., Terranegra, A., Mingione, A., Brasacchio, C., Raspini, B., Cusi, D., & Soldati, L. (2013). Nutrition in calcium nephrolithiasis. Journal of translational medicine, 11(1), [109].