Low-oxalate, low-fat dietary regimen in hyperoxaluria following jejunoileal bypass

Acta Chir Scand. 1983;149(1):89-91.


Previous studies have shown that the severity of enteric hyperoxaluria can be reduced in hospitalized patients who receive a diet low in oxalate and fat. Little is known of the value of such a diet in the patients' home conditions. Ten patients with hyperoxaluria (greater than 0.45 mmol/24 h) following jejuno-ileal bypass were therefore studied while on their ordinary diet and also on a diet with low-oxalate, low-fat content. The mean urinary excretion of oxalate decreased during the dietary treatment from 1.1 to 0.7 mmol/24 h. The diet was demanding, though not unfeasible for the patients. Careful and regular dietary information, preferably by a dietitian, is recommended in such cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileum / surgery*
  • Intestinal Absorption
  • Jejunum / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Oxalates / administration & dosage
  • Oxalates / metabolism
  • Oxalates / urine*
  • Oxalic Acid
  • Postoperative Complications / diet therapy
  • Postoperative Complications / metabolism
  • Postoperative Complications / urine


  • Dietary Fats
  • Oxalates
  • Oxalic Acid