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Phosphorus, beverages, and chronic kidney disease

Authors Di Iorio B, Di Micco, Torraca, Sirico

Received 23 June 2012

Accepted for publication 31 July 2012

Published 18 October 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 67—69


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Biagio Di Iorio, Lucia Di Micco, Serena Torraca, Maria Luisa Sirico

Nephrology-Medicine Department, "A Landolfi" Hospital, Solofra, Italy

Abstract: Phosphate is present in food in two forms, ie, organic and inorganic phosphate salts, which are naturally present in food and as phosphates added for industrial and commercial reasons. There is also a high content of added phosphate in beverages, and phosphates in this form are highly absorbable. The real content of phosphate contained in beverages is often unrecognized, and nephrologists do not always take into account the amount of phosphorus that patients ingest in this form.

Keywords: phosphorus, beverages, additive, diet

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