Nut Consumption and Renal Function Among Women at High Risk(FS10-05-19)
Year Published: 2019
Aparna Ajjarapu, Stefanie Hinkle, Jing Wu, Mengying Li, Shristi Rawal, Li wei Chen, James Mills,Georgia Pitsava, Anne Bjerregaard, Louise Grunnet,Yeyi Zhu, EllenFrancis, Ronald Ma, Peter Damm, Sjurdur Olsen, and Cuilin Zhang
This study looked at 330 women from the Danish National Birth Cohort who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Women filled out a food frequency questionnaire and nut intake was captured. Investigators looked at the relationship between nut intake and kidney function.
Key Findings: Albumin to creatinine ratio (a measure to identify kidney disease) was 86% higher in women who never ate nuts compared to those who consumed nuts weekly. Compared to women who consumed nuts weekly, women who consumed nuts daily had GFR values that were 9% higher (indicating better kidney function). Authors conclude that "Moderate nut consumption may be beneficial to kidney health among women with prior GDM."