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  2. Oct 25, 2023

Fruits and Vegetables Slow Kidney Decline Among People With HIV

Eating a diet rich in plant foods may be able to slow down kidney decline among people undergoing treatment for HIV, according to a new study. Researchers looked at the diets of over 1,600 women who were receiving antiretroviral therapy and compared whether fruit and vegetable intake affected kidney function. Eating more fruit and vegetables foods was found to slow the decline of kidney function, possibly because these foods reduce inflammation.


Banerjee T, Frongillo E, Turan J, et al. Association of higher intake of plant-based foods and protein with slower kidney function decline in women with HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2023;94(3):203-210. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000003269

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