Nutrition

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just 6 to 12 teaspoons per day, according to WHO.

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

The quantity and quality of available evidence may not be strong enough to support widespread recommendation of the Mediterranean diet.

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodiu. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

People who eat more plant foods than animal products are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease, other causes

Americans Eating More Unhealthy Foods

Americans Eating More Unhealthy Foods

The United States has one of the lowest-quality diets in the world, despite being a wealthy nation.

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

Kidney Disease in Urban Poor Linked to Bad Eating Habits

People least adherent to a DASH-style diet had a 3-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with those who were most adherent.

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Acidic, Meat-Based Diet Boosts Kidney Failure

Switching to regimen higher in fruits, veggies might help stave off organ failure, researchers say

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

Lycopene May Lower Kidney Cancer Risk in Older Women

In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus the lowest quartile.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Less Ventricular Mass

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Less Ventricular Mass

Reduction in mass may confer diet's protective cardiovascular effect

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.

Poor Nutrition May Worsen Kidney Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Poor Nutrition May Worsen Kidney Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Low serum albumin levels increase the risk of death in patients undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

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