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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Low Protein Diets Do Not Appear Beneficial to People with Diabetic Kidney Disease

Page Changed: Diabetic Kidney Damage

Added discussion and link to the full text of an editorial in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition summarizing studies into whether low protein diets were effective in staving off kidney failure for people with diabetic kidney disease. Also linked to abstract of the metareview of these studies.

The meta review found that very low protein diets were not significantly effective, particularly in people with diabetes. The editorial mentions the need to investigate lower carb diets. Both suggest ACE inhibitors and ARBs are as effective as low protein diets.

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