Plant-Based Diets and Incident CKD and Kidney Function

Year Published: 2019


Clin J Am Soc Nephrol


Hyunju Kim, Laura E. Caulfield, Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Lyn M. Steffen, Morgan E. Grams, Josef Coresh and Casey M. Rebholz


This study included 14,686 participants and examined the relationship between adherence to a plant-based diet and kidney function.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Higher adherence to a healthy plant-based diet was associated with a 14% lower risk of chronic kidney disease, while adherence to a less healthy plant-based diet increased risk (11%). Authors conclude that "Higher adherence to healthy plant-based diets and a vegetarian diet was associated with favorable kidney disease outcomes.