Top nutritional stories in nephrology

Among the top nutritional stories in nephrology include a report that medical nutrition therapy may slow the progression of CKD while reducing costs. Other top stories include that the Mediterranean diet may benefit patients with CKD and plant-based diets could reverse diabetic kidney lesions.

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therapy may slow progression of CKD, reduce health care costs

Although medical nutrition therapy may slow the progression of CKD and reduce health care costs, data suggest 90% of non-dialysis users never meet with a dietitian, according to a report published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read More.

Patients following a renal diet say conflicting advice, social issues can impact success

While patients on hemodialysis understand the value and intent of following a renal diet to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality, outside influences, including conflicting information from other sources about what to eat and drink while on dialysis, can often disrupt efforts to succeed, an Australian survey shows. Read More.

Mediterranean diet may be beneficial for patients with CKD

According to a review published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, the Mediterranean diet could aid patients with CKD. Read More.

Plant-based diets could reverse diabetic kidney lesions

A poster presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings reportedly is the first to hypothesize that it may be possible to reverse diabetic kidney lesions by way of dietary changes. The author speculated that plant-based diets can improve, and possibly even reverse, diabetes in select patients. Read More.

Ketogenic diet: What you need to know

The ketogenic diet was recently called the “latest buzzy” weight loss plan by the mainstream media. However, this weight loss plan dates, according to some estimates, to as early as 500 B.C. Read More.

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