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Got CKD?

piece of a grilled steak on a forkHigh-acid diets linked with kidney failure.

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who consumed high-acid diets were three times more likely to develop kidney failure than those patients with CKD who consumed a low-acid diet, reports a study that will appear in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

A low-acid diet is rich in fruits and vegetables. A high acid diet contains more meat.

Researchers at the University of California – San Francisco, conducted the study.  They analyzed the retrospective data of 1486 adult patients with CKD, who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES III), a large national and continuous program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional needs of adults and children in the United States.

Mom was right: eat more fruits and vegetables…

Women with kidney stones more likely to develop CKD

392373_268417476599562_758327877_nAn analysis of health data of approximately 5,900 individuals found that women with a history of kidney stones were 1.8 times more likely to develop  chronic kidney disease (CKD) and three times more likely to need dialysis than women who do not have a history of stones. Although men were also included in the study, researchers found no significant association between kidney stones and CKD. The study was published online in The Journal of Urology. It used datea from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).


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