Table 2

Comparison of gut alkali ions excretion in acidic diet with those in alkaline diet
alkaline diet acidic diet p (between *and**)
1st day 3 ~ 5 day* 1st day 3 ~ 5 day**
(n = 13) (n = 30) (n = 14) (n = 27)
Na+(mEq/d) 124.4 ± 56.2 94.8 ± 37.1 134.4 ± 58.3 108.6 ± 46.5 NS
K+(mEq/d) 63.4 ± 38.0 66.7 ± 19.6 55.6 ± 30.0 34.6 ± 11.5 <0.05
Mg2+(mEq/d) 4.9 ± 3.4 5.8 ± 4.2 6.8 ± 4.7 5.0 ± 4.1 NS
Ca2+(mEq/d) 3.3 ± 3.3 1.7 ± 1.7 5.5 ± 4.3 2.6 ± 1.8 NS
CI(mEq/d) 127.2 ± 35.4 72.9 ± 24.9 86.1 ± 35.8 89.1 ± 29.3 NS
PO42-(mEq/d) 30.1 ± 12.7 27.6 ± 9.9 42.1 ± 19.3 52.7 ± 15.1 <0.01
gut alkali(mEq/d) 38.5 ± 97.3 66.3 ± 38.1 14.3 ± 88.1 8.7 ± 45.3 <0.01

Kanbara et al.

Kanbara et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:39   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-39

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