The pattern of urinary stone disease in leeds and in the united kingdom in relation to animal protein intake during the period 1960-1980

W. O. Robertson, M. Peacock

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Studies on the occurrence of urinary stone disease in Leeds between 1960 and 1980 show that there was an increase in the number of stones formed during the period 1960-1970, a fall between 1972 and 1976 and a subsequent rise between 1977 and 1980. The fluctuations in stone incidence were accounted for almost entirely be changes in the number of ‘pure’ calcium oxalate stones and, to a lesser extent, the number of uric acid stones produced. The incidence patterns of these types of stone closely reflected changes in the consumption of animal protein in the population as a whole during the same period. There were no parallel changes either in the number of stones consisting of a mixture of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate or in the number of infection stones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-399
Number of pages6
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982



  • Calcium oxalate
  • Calcium phosphate
  • Dietary animal protein
  • Uric acid
  • Urinary stones

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  • Urology

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