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The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet emphasizes portion size, eating a variety of foods, and reducing sodium intake, while increasing potassium, calcium, and magnesium. While the diet is intended to help treat and prevent high blood pressure, it also reduces the risk of other diseases including diabetes. Foods in this diet include: fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Dairy is allowed as long as it is low-fat or fat free. Sweets and red meat should be limited.

Healthy Diet May Prevent CKD, Albuminuria

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, health eating patterns were associated with a 30% and 23% decreased incidence of chronic kidney disease and albuminuria.
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Kidney Stones Linked to High Animal Protein Intake

Compared with the lowest quintiles of total animal protein intake and non-dairy animal protein intake, the highest quintiles were associated with a 16% and 14% increased risks of kidney stone formation, respectively, a study found. Findings are consistent with previous studies.