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Oxalate Balance on a Typical Western Diet

Slide 17

February 2010

Much of the oxalate in foods is not readily absorbed, most likely because it is complexed with calcium. An average value for net oxalate absorption might be 10%, as shown on this slide. The remainder comes from liver production of oxalate, which is an end product of metabolism that must be renally eliminated. Liver production increases markedly in patients with the genetic disorders primary hyperoxaluria.

Oxalate Balance


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