High Acid Diet Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Failure for CKD Patients

A research team from UC San Francisco, Texas A&M, and other institutions has linked a high acid diet rich in meat to an increased risk of kidney failure for CKD patients. A study of 1,486 adults with CKD revealed that patients with high acid diets were three times more likely to develop ESRD than those with low acid diets based on more fruits and vegetables. High dietary acid load in patients with albuminuria was strongly associated with the risk of kidney failure. The scientists believe that patients may be able to protect their kidneys and avoid kidney failure by switching to a low acid diet.

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High Acid Diet May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Health, ScienceDaily, February 12, 2015

High Dietary Acid Load Predicts ESRD Among Adults with CKD, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, February 12, 2015

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