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Data Support Low-Protein Diet for Conservative Management of CKD

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Nutritional intervention strategies provide an alternative, conservative approach to management of chronic kidney disease (CKD)—allowing patients at least the possibility of delaying or avoiding dialysis, according to a comprehensive review published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine.

While questions remain, an analysis of the best available research evidence supports the concept of using a low-protein diet for conservative management of CKD—including a significantly lower risk of progression to end stage renal disease. “A low-protein diet appears to enhance the conservative management of non-dialysis dependent CKD and may be considered as a potential option for CKD

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