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susanThe resources listed below represent a collection of scientific articles discussing research on the overall effects of chronic, low-grade, metabolic acidosis on health. These sources provide a useful collection of observations for those interested in expanding their understanding of the health impacts of pH imbalance and the importance of acid-alkaline balance.

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Alpern, R.J., Sakhaee, K. (1997). The clinical spectrum of chronic metabolic acidosis: homeostatic mechanisms produce significant morbidity. Am J Kidney Dis 29(2): 291-302. PMID: 9016905

Berardi, J. M., A. C. Logan, and A. V. Rao. (2008). Plant based dietary supplement increases urinary pH. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 5:20.

Brüngger, M., H. N. Hulter, and R. Krapf. (1997). Effect of chronic metabolic acidosis on the growth hormone/IGF-1 endocrine axis: New cause of growth hormone insensitivity in humans. Kidney Int 51(1):216-21.

Bushinsky, D.A. (2002). Recurrent hypercalciuric nephrolithiasis—does diet help? N Engl J Med 346(2): 124-5. PMID: 11784880

Ceglia, L., S. Harris, S. Abrams, et al. (2009). Potassium bicarbonate attenuates the urinary nitrogen excretion that accompanies an increase in dietary protein and may promote calcium absorption. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94(2): 645-653.

Coppoolse, R., T. J. Barstow, W.W. Stringer, et al. (1997). Effect of acute bicarbonate administration on exercise responses of COPD patients. Med Sci Sports Exerc 29: 725-732.

Cordain, L., S. B. Eaton, et al. (2005). Origins and evolution of the Western diet: Health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr 81:341-54.

Cordain, L., Miller, J.B., et al. (2000). Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets. Am J Clin Nutr 71(3): 682-92. PMID: 10702160

De Brito-Ashurst, I., M. Varagunam, et al. (2009). Bicarbonate supplementation slows progression of CKD and improves nutritional status. J Am Soc Nephrol 20(9):2075-84.

Demigné, C. (2006). Could minor cations and anions or other constituents such as fibers, contribute to the alkalinising properties of plant foods? 2nd International Acid-Base Symposium, Munich, 8 – 9 September.

Eaton, S. B. and M. Konner. 1985. Paleolithic nutrition—A consideration of its nature and current implications. New Engl. J Med 312:283–289.

Demigne, C. Could minor cations and anions or other constituents such as fibers, contribute to the alkalinising properties of plant foods? 2nd International Acid-Base Symposium: Nutrition – Health – Disease, Welhenstephan, Germany. http://www.saeure-basen-forum.de/pdf/symp2006/abstracts/Demign_Christian.pdf

Eaton, S.B., Eaton, S.B., 3rd (2000). Paleolithic vs. modern diets—selected pathophysiological implications. Eur J Nutr 39(2): 67-70. PMID: 10918987

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Feely, R. A., Sabine, C.L., et al. (2004). Impact of anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 system in the oceans. Science 305(5682): 362-6. PMID: 15256664

Frangiosa, A., L.S. DeSanto, P. Anastasio, et al. (2006). Acid-base balance in heart failure. J Nephrol 19(9 Suppl): S115-S120.

Frassetto, L. A., R.C. Morris, Jr., and A. Sebastian. (2007). Dietary sodium chloride intake independently predicts the degree of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis in healthy humans consuming a net acid-producing diet. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 93: 521-525.

Frassetto, L. A., M. Schloetter, et al. (2009). Metabolic and psysiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet. Eur J Clin Nutr 63(8):947-55.

Frassetto, L., Morris, R.C. Jr., et al. (2001). Diet, evolution and aging. The pathophysiologic effects of the post-agricultural inversion of the potassium-to-sodium and base-to-chloride ratios in the human diet. Eur J Nutr 40(5): 200-13. http://www.saeure-basen-forum.de/pdf/symp2001/frassetto.pdf

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Hosch, M., Muser, J., Hulter, H.N., Krapf, R. (2004). Ureagenesis: evidence for a lack of hepatic regulation of acid-base equilibrium in humans. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol (286): F94-9. PMID: 14656759

Hunt, J. R., L. K. Johnson, and Z. K. Fariba Roughead. (2009). Dietary protein and calcium interact to influence calcium retention: A controlled feeding study. Am J Clin Nutr 89:1357-65.

Jaffe, R. (2000). Autoimmunity and cofactor replacement. Int J Integr Med 2(2).

Kiwull-Schone, H., Kalhoff, H., et al. (2001). Minimal-invasive approach to study pulmonary, metabolic and renal responses to alimentary acid-base changes in conscious rabbits. Eur J Nutr 40(5): 255-9. http://www.saeure-basen-forum.de/pdf/symp2001/kiwull_schoene.pdf

Lemann, Jr., J., R.W. Gray, and J.A. Pleuss. (1989). Potassium bicarbonate, but not sodium bicarbonate, reduces urinary calcium excretion and improves calcium balance in healthy men. Kidney Int 35: 688-695.

Lofberg, E., A. Gutierrez, B. Anderstam, et al. (2006). Effect of bicarbonate on muscle protein in patients receiving hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis 48: 419-429.

Lukaski, H.C. (2005). Low dietary zinc decreases erythrocyte carbonic anhydrase activities and impairs cardiorespiratory function in men during exercise. Am J Clin Nutr 81(5): 1045-51. PMID: 15883427

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Martin, H.E., Wertman, M. (1947). Serum potassium, magnesium, and calcium levels in diabetic acidosis. J Clin Invest 26(2): 217-28. PMID: 16695408

McCarty, M. (2005). Acid-base balance may influence risk for insulin resistance syndrome by modulating cortisol output. Med Hypotheses 64: 380-384. PMID: 15607573

Mitch, W.E., R. Medina, S. Grieber, et al. (1994). Metabolic acidosis stimulates muscle protein degradation by activating the adenosine triphosphate-dependent pathway involving ubiquitin and proteasomes. J Clin Invest 93: 2127-2133.

Morris, R.C., Jr., Sebastian, A. (2002). Alkali therapy in renal tubular acidosis: who needs it? J Am Soc Nephrol 13(8): 2186-8. PMID: 12138154

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Robergs, R.A., Ghiasvand, F., et al. (2004). Biochemistry of exercise-induced metabolic acidosis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 287(3): R502-16. PMID: 15308499

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Stratton-Phelps, M., House, J.K. (2004). Effect of a commercial anion dietary supplement on acid-base balance, urine volume, and urinary ion excretion in male goats fed oat or grass hay diets. Am J Vet Res 65(10): 1391-7. PMID: 15524326

Ströhle, A., A. Hahn, and A. Sebastian. (2010). Latitude, local ecology, and hunter-gatherer dietary acid load: Implications from evolutionary ecology. Am J Clin Nutr 92(4):940-5.

Vormann, J., Worlitschek, M., et al. (2001). Supplementation with alkaline minerals reduces symptoms in patients with chronic low back pain. J Trace Elem Med Biol 15(2-3): 179-83. PMID: 11787986

Weisinger, J.R., Favus, M.J., et al. (1989). Regulation of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 by calcium in the parathyroidectomized, parathyroid hormone-replete rat. J Bone Miner Res 4(6): 929-35. PMID: 2610024

Wenzel, U. E. A. (2000). Membrane transport proteins and their role in acid base homeostasis. Acid-Base Metabolism: Nutrition – Health – Disease, Welhenstephan, Germany.

Whiting, S.J. and J.A. Muirhead. (2005). Measurement of net acid excretion by use of paper strips. Nutrition 21: 961-963.

Wiederkehr, M. R., J. Kalogiros; and R. Krapf. (2004). Correction of metabolic acidosis improves thyroid and growth hormone axes in haemodialysis patients. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 19(5): 1190-97.

Wiederseiner, J. M., J. Muser, T. Lutz, H. N. Hulter, and R. Krapf. (2004). Acute metabolic acidosis: Characterization and diagnosis of the disorder and the plasma potassium response. J Am Soc Nephrol 15: 1589-1596.

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