A prospective study on total protein, plant protein and animal protein in relation to the risk of incident chronic kidney disease

Year Published: 2020


BMC Nephrol


Sevda Alvirdizadeh, Emad Yuzbashian, Parvin Mirmiran, Shahryar Eghtesadi, and Fereidoun Azizi


This study looked at the relationship between intake of plant vs animal protein intake on kidney function in 1639 adults 27 years and older.

Key Findings

Key Findings: "The results of this study confirmed an inverse association between plant protein intake and the risk of incident CKD, which demonstrates the protective role of plant-based protein in a diet on kidney function."