Reporting from the USA: Commercially Available Alkaline Water Not Likely to Prevent Kidney Stones

Commercially available alkaline water is not likely to provide benefit over tap water for patients with uric acid and cystine urolithiasis, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Urology.

Paul Piedras, from the University of California at Irvine, and colleagues analyzed five commercially available alkaline waters to assess their potential to increase urinary pH compared to potassium citrate, the gold standard for urinary alkalinization.

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