A trial of a gluten-free diet presents no inherent risk for patients starting to exhibit microvascular damage.
Vitamin D is often recognized for its impact on bone metabolism, but it is also an important regulator of immune function.
For years, dietary recommendations have focused on reducing saturated fat and its potential sources.
Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.
The Mediterranean diet is getting more attention because of its long-term benefits in terms of overall mortality and CVD risk.
The benefits of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids in renal populations were last discussed in this column in 2007.
Zinc supplementation has been shown to decrease levels of plasma aluminum and reactive oxygen species in dialysis patients.
Questions have been raised as to whether leptin has an impact on malnutrition in this population.