Nutrition

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population

Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables linked to lower risk for all-cause, non-CVD mortality

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

Reduction in risk for range of critical outcomes greatest for daily dietary fiber intake of 25 to 29 g.

High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation

High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation

Cumulative proportional probability for AF events greatest for those in the highest quartile of salt intake

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Odds of CKD up with beverage pattern consisting of higher intake of sweetened soda, fruit drinks, water

Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised

Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised

Micronutrient supplements may be warranted for specific nutritional needs or deficiencies

Promoting Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer

Promoting Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer

Experts suggest some simple ways medical practices can get patients to embrace healthy behaviors.

High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China

High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China

16,100 CVD deaths attributable to higher sodium intake among those aged 25 to 69 in 2011

Replacing Meat With Egg White May Help Control Hyperphosphatemia

Replacing Meat With Egg White May Help Control Hyperphosphatemia

In a small study of hemodialysis patients, substituting egg white for meat and fish in 3 meals per week resulted in a significant decrease in serum phosphate.

Poor Vitamin K Status Linked to Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk in ESRD

Poor Vitamin K Status Linked to Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk in ESRD

Poor vitamin K status is associated with inflammation and low areal bone mineral density (BMD) among patients with end-stage renal disease.

Higher Magnesium in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Better Survival

Higher Magnesium in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Better Survival

Serum magnesium levels of 2.6 mg/dL or higher at 1 year predict a 52% decreased risk of death from any cause.

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