Diets for patients with chronic kidney disease, should we reconsider?

William E. Mitch, Giuseppe Remuzzi

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Here we revisit how dietary factors could affect the treatment of patients with complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD), bringing to the attention of the reader the most recent developments in the field. We will briefly discuss five CKD-induced complications that are substantially improved by dietary manipulation: 1) metabolic acidosis and the progression of CKD; 2) improving the diet to take advantage of the benefits of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) on slowing the progression of CKD; 3) the diet and mineral bone disorders in CKD; 4) the safety of nutritional methods utilizing dietary protein restriction; and 5) evidence that new strategies can treat the loss of lean body mass that is commonly present in patients with CKD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number80
JournalBMC Nephrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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