Year Published: 2019
JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc
Dulal SL, Thakurathi MT, Dulal RK, Karki S, Raut KB
There is a high prevalence of malnutrition among kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis. This cross-sectional study done on 471 patients in Nepal looked at the knowledge and practices of patients regarding dietary recommendations for renal disease.
Results showed that patients had limited knowledge about the right diet to consume. Authors recommend that a plant-based diet could be encouraged, as it would reduce comorbidities and complications associated with renal disease, with the added protection in terms of diet cost.