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Table 1 Comparison of estimated urinary excretion of ions associated with the acid-base balance which were obtained by averaging data of last 3 experimental days in the acid diet with those in the alkali diet (n = 102).

From: Urine alkalization facilitates uric acid excretion

  alkali diet acid diet p
urine volume(L/d) 1.50 ± 0.63 1.37 ± 0.65 NS
pH 6.51 ± 0.34 5.92 ± 0.28 <0.01
ammonium(mmol/d) 24.11 ± 12.78 52.13 ± 13.27 <0.01
phosphate(mmol/d) 24.64 ± 10.37 35.76 ± 14.69 <0.01
sulfate(mmol/d) 9.94 ± 3.25 21.51 ± 6.21 <0.01
uric acid (mg/d) 413.40 ± 81.76 302.84 ± 134.78 <0.01