In vitro effect of lemon and orange juices on calcium oxalate crystallization


Kulaksizoglu S., Sofikerim M., Cevik C.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.589-594, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-007-9256-0
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-594
  • Keywords: calcium oxalate crystallization, citrate, lemon juice, orange juice, STONE RISK-FACTORS, UROLITHIASIS, CONSUMPTION
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim In recent years significant progress has been made in identifying and quantitating physico-chemical processes involved in urinary stone formation. The ability of urine to inhibit calcium oxalate crystallization is an important mechanism against stone formation. Dietary factors appear to affect the ability of urine to inhibit calcium oxalate crystallization. These factors encouraged us to study the effects of lemon and orange juices on calcium oxalate crystallization in vitro.