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A healthy Diet Will Help Prevent kidney Disease

Healthy dietary patterns typically encouraged higher intakes of vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, whole grains, fish, and low-fat dairy, and lower intakes of red and processed meats, sodium, and sugar-sweetened beverages.

These results add to the accumulating evidence base supporting the potential benefit of adhering to a healthy dietary pattern — such as the Mediterranean, DASH diet, or National Dietary Guidelines — and the primary prevention of chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, cancer, and all-cause mortality,” said Dr. Kelly.

Dr. Kelly noted that dietary approaches to kidney health that target individual (or multiple) nutrients can be difficult, but focusing on whole foods rather than nutrients can make it easier for clinicians to educate patients and easier for patients to carry out.

An accompanying Patient Voice editorial notes the importance of including children in future studies.

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