Kidney disease risk lowered by healthy diet and low alcohol consumption

Kidney disease risk lowered by healthy diet and low alcohol consumption

Eating a plant-based wholefood diet and a low or zero alcohol intake, lowers your risk of kidney disease – particularly if you have type II diabetes.

An interesting finding was the more fruit eaten, the lower the risk of kidney disease. 

“It’s the same advice doctors should give to everybody: “eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables... and whole grains, while minimizing saturated and total fat”
Dr Holly Kramer, MD, of Loyola University Chicago and Dr Alex Chang of Johns Hopkins University, August 2013.

Study “Diet and kidney disease in high-risk individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus”, by Dunkler D, et al and researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, looked at 6,213 patients with type II diabetes in the ONTARGET trial, as published in JAMA Internal Medicine 2013; 173 (18).  The patients eating more than three servings of fruits per week had a lower risk of CKD, compared to those eating fruit less frequently.  Also article by Holly Kramer and Alex Chang “Moving dietary management of diabetes forward” as published in JAMA Internal Medicine 2013; 173 (18).  As reported by MedPage Today and foodproductdesign.com on August 12, 2013.


 

Posted: Monday 26 August 2013

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