Sodium-bicarbonated mineral water decreases aldosterone levels without affecting urinary excretion of bone minerals

Authors: Schoppen S (1) , Pérez-Granados AM , Carbajal A , Sarriá B , Navas-Carretero S , Pilar Vaquero M
(1) Department of Metabolism and Nutrition, Instituto del Frío, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)
Source: Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2008 Jun;59(4):347-55
DOI: 10.1080/09637480701560308 Publication date: 2008 Jun E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
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Article abstract

AIM: To assess in healthy postmenopausal women the influence of consuming sodium-bicarbonated mineral water on postprandial evolution of serum aldosterone and urinary electrolyte excretion.


Eighteen postmenopausal women consumed 500 ml of two sodium-bicarbonated mineral waters (sodium-bicarbonated mineral water 1 and sodium-bicarbonated mineral water 2) and a low-mineral water with a standard meal. Postprandial blood samples were taken at 60, 120, 240, 360 and 420 min and aldosterone concentrations were measured. Postprandial urinary minerals were determined.


Urinary and total mineral excretion and urinary mineral concentrations did not differ except for sodium concentration, which was significantly higher with sodium-bicarbonated mineral water 1 than with low-mineral water (P = 0.005). There was a time effect (P = 0.003) on the aldosterone concentration. At 120 min, aldosterone concentrations were lower with sodium-bicarbonated mineral water 1 (P = 0.021) and sodium-bicarbonated mineral water 2 (P = 0.030) compared with low-mineral water.


Drinking a sodium-rich bicarbonated mineral water with a meal increases urinary sodium concentration excretion without changes in the excretion of potassium and bone minerals.

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