Prevalence of urinary stone disease in vegetarians

W. G. Robertson, M. Peacock, D. H. Marshall

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A study was carried out to determine the effect of a low animal protein diet, such as taken by vegetarians, on the risk of urinary stone disease. A nation-wide survey of vegetarians in the UK showed that the prevalence of urinary stone formation is 40-60% of that predicted for a group of individuals taken from the general population and matched for age, sex and social class with the vegetarians. The findings support the hypothesis that a diet low in animal protein reduces the risk of urinary stone formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Urology

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    Robertson, W. G., Peacock, M., & Marshall, D. H. (1982). Prevalence of urinary stone disease in vegetarians. European urology, 8(6), 334-339.