Dietary approaches to stop hypertension, mediterranean dietary pattern, and diabetic nephropathy in women with type 2 diabetes: A case-control study

Year Published: 2019


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Ahmad Jayedi a, Khadijeh Mirzaei a, Ali Rashidy-Pour b, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad c, Mahdieh-Sadat Zargar d, Mohammad Reza Akbari Eidga


This study was designed to look at the relationship between adherence to either the Mediterranean or DASH diet and risk of diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease as a secondary effect of uncontrolled diabetes). Nuts, including peanuts, play a role in both diets.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Moderate and high adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a 62% and 86% lower odds of diabetic nephropathy, respectively. High adherence to a DASH diet was also associated with reduced risk. Authors conclude that both diets can be protective for diabetics to prevent nephropathy.