Kidney Health

Year Published: 2020

Journal

Adv Nutr

Authors

Aparna S.AjjarapuBA, Stefanie N.HinklePhD, JingWuMD, MengyingLiPhD, ShristiRawalPhD, Ellen C.FrancisMS, LiweiChenPhD, GeorgiaPitsavaMD, Anne A.BjerregaardPhD, Louise G.GrunnetPhD, AllanVaagMD, DMSc, YeyiZhuPhD, Ronald C.W.MaFRCP, Peter DammMD, DMSc, James L.MillsMD, MS, Sjurdur F.OlsenPhD, CuilinZhangMD, PhD, MPH

Methods

In this study, authors examined the relationship between nut consumption and renal function in 607 women who were at high risk for renal dysfunction. All of the women studied were diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Nuts in this study included peanuts, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts, cashews and "other" nuts.

Key Findings

Daily nut consumers had a 9% higher GFR value (measure of kidney function) than weekly nut consumers. No other associations were found with no nut intake or monthly nut intake. The authors conclude that moderate nut consumption may be beneficial for kidney health in women with a history of gestational diabetes.