Dietary Patterns, Kidney Disease

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens

Authors

Joshi S, Hashmi S, Shah S, Kalantar-Zadeh K

Methods

This article reviewed the relationship between plant-based diets (including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes) and the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Key Findings

According to the authors, "Plant-based diets should be recommended for both primary and secondary prevention of CKD. Concerns of hyperkalemia and protein inadequacy related to plant-based diets may be outdated and unsupported by the current body of literature. Healthcare providers in general medicine and nephrology can consider plant-based diets as an important tool for prevention and management of CKD."