Diet and the Kidney: Studies Examine Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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New studies point to the importance of diet for kidney health in the general population as well as for the longevity of patients on dialysis. The studies, which are both published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), suggest that more research is needed to fine-tune certain dietary recommendations.

The first study, by Casey Rebholz, PhD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her colleagues, was conducted to clarify the effects of certain beverages on kidney health.

“There is a lack of comprehensive information on the health implications

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