Notes Reviewers’ Notes

Plant-based diets confer various health benefits, including lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. However, the relationship between plant protein intake and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear.

This study led by Ga Young Heo aimed to investigate the association between plant protein intake and the development of CKD. Using the UK biobank study data, the researchers found that participants with a higher plant protein intake had a lower risk of developing CKD. This finding suggests that a higher dietary intake of plant-based protein may be beneficial for kidney health and provide insight into dietary interventions to prevent CKD in primary care settings.


National Kidney Foundation

Journal reference:

DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.05.007

Posted in: Medical Research News | Medical Condition News

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney, Kidney Disease, Primary Care, Protein, UK Biobank

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