Researchers from Monash Medical Centre in Australia have discovered that vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of CKD. Studying a group of men and women aged 25 and older, they found a link between low vitamin D levels and the incidence of albuminuria, or protein leakage in the urine. However, they did not find a link between low vitamin D and a reduction in estimated glomerular filtration rate. More study is needed, but restoring vitamin D levels may present a new target to prevent and treat albuminuria, thereby slowing or stopping kidney disease progression.
CKD Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency, Renal & Urology News, Jody A. Charnow, April 29, 2013