The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys

About one in eight of us now has chronic kidney disease—and most don’t even know it: About three-quarters of the millions of people affected are unaware that their kidneys are starting to fail. This is “particularly worrisome given that early identification provides an opportunity to slow the progression and alter the course of disease.”

Read Dr. Michael Greger’s entire article here.  You’ll find plenty of links to other educational articles on this topic.

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Does Stage 3 CKD Matter?

Source: Does stage-3 chronic kidney disease matter?: A systematic literature review

Conclusions

For patients with stage-3 CKD, risk of mortality was higher than for those without CKD, but the risk of progression was low. CKD registers provide an opportunity for GPs to assess the risk of patients developing CVD.

PPIs Tied to Increased Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease | Medpage Today

In a prospective, community-based study involving more than 10,000 adults followed for a median of 14 years, baseline use of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) was independently associated with a 20% to 50% higher risk for incident chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Source: PPIs Tied to Increased Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease | Medpage Today

I got heartburn reading this article.

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Kidneys

In a prospective cohort study, patients whose eating habits were closer to the tenets of a Mediterranean diet had about a 50% reduced odds of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) over 7 years compared with those whose diets didn\’t resemble the fruit-and-vegetable-rich, low-saturated-fat diet, according to Minesh Khatri, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues.

via Mediterranean Diet May Protect Kidneys.