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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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MILLAN RODRIGUEZ, Félix et al. Spanish bottled and tap water analysis and their relation with urinary lithiasis. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.7, pp.778-793. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: To perform a chemical analysis of all the available waters in Spain with the idea of offering consume recommendations to lithiasic patients. Material and Methods: Information research of the chemical composition of Spanish tap and bottled water in publications, supermarkets and Internet. A descriptive study, and a correlation study between water components by means of Pearson test were performed. Results: Information about composition from tap water of most of the main Spanish cities and 85 bottled water brands was found. A significant correlation between calcium and magnesium concentration (p=0.0001) and high correlation between bicarbonate and sodium concentration (p=0.0001, Pearson coefficient 0.958) was found. It is also offered water classifications according to calcium, bicarbonate, sodium and magnesium concentrations. Conclusion: A guideline about water election for lithiasic patients is offered according to their geographical origin and dietetic preferences, mainly lactic consume.

Keywords : Bottled water; Tap water; Urinary lithiasis; Calcium; Bicarbonate; Sodium; Dietetic recommendations.

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