Low Carb Diet and Kidneys

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A low-carbohydrate diet may prevent end-stage renal failure in type 2 diabetes. A case report

"An obese patient with type 2 diabetes whose diet was changed from the recommended highcarbohydrate, low-fat type to a low-carbohydrate diet showed a significant reduction in bodyweight, improved glycemic control and a reversal of a six year long decline of renal function. The reversal of the renal function was likely caused by both improved glycemic control and elimination of the patient's obesity."

Full Text:Jørgen Vesti Nielsen*1, Per Westerlund1 and Per Bygren, A low-carbohydrate diet may prevent end-stage renal failure in type 2 diabetes. A case report, Nutrition & Metabolism 2006, 3:23


Dietary protein intake and renal function

"Although excessive protein intake remains a health concern in individuals with pre-existing renal disease, the literature lacks significant research demonstrating a link between protein intake and the initiation or progression of renal disease in healthy individuals. More importantly, evidence suggests that protein-induced changes in renal function are likely a normal adaptative mechanism well within the functional limits of a healthy kidney."

Full Text:Martin et al, Dietary protein intake and renal function. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2005 Sep 20;2:25.