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  2. Aug 22, 2018

Plant-Based Diets Best for Kidney Disease Patients

Plant-based proteins satisfy requirements for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and offer other health benefits, compared with animal-based proteins, according to a publication in the Journal of Renal Nutrition. Scientists reviewed the research surrounding protein sources and chronic kidney disease and found that the notion of animal-based proteins as being the preferred protein in CKD is outdated and even dangerous for the patient. The authors stress that plant-based diets offer protection against high blood pressure, hyperphosphatemia, and other conditions. 


  1. Joshi S, Shah S, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Adequacy of plant-based proteins in chronic kidney disease. J Ren Nutr. Published online August 16, 2018.

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