Nephrolithiasis is a very common disease with an increasing prevalence among industrialized populations. Kidney stone formation is a complex phenomenon, involving genetic and metabolic patterns, and nutrition can play an important role in this match both as a promoter or as a protective factor. To promote a deeper knowledge of such a challenging disease, clinicians and researchers have met in Rome, Italy, last March 2013, at the International Congress "Nephrolithiasis: a systemic disorder" to discuss patho-physiology and possible treatment of kidney stones. During the meeting, a whole session was dedicated to nutrition, seen both as a cause or a therapeutic tool for nephrolithiasis. Due to its etiopathogenesis, nephrolithiasis is also an ideal model for a nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics approach. Nutrigenomics and nutrigenetic respectively study the effects of a dietary treatment on gene expression and, on the other hand, the impact of an inherited trait on the response to a specific dietary treatment.
|Titolo:||Nephrolithiasis : nutrition as cause or therapeutic tool|
|Parole Chiave:||calcium sensing receptor ; tight junction protein ; calcium intake ; causal attribution ; disease predisposition ; editorial; human ; nephrolithiasis ; nutrigenomics ; nutrition ; pathophysiology ; protein function ; salt intake ; uric acid stone ; urinary excretion|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/14 - Nefrologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1186/1479-5876-11-178|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|