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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.

Diabetes Tx Gains Fast Track Designation for Kidney Disease

The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to dapagliflozin (Farxiga; AstraZeneca) as a possible treatment to delay the progression of renal failure and prevent cardiovascular (CV) and renal death in patients with chronic kidney disease.
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