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LOW PROTEIN DIETS CAN DELAY KIDNEY FAILURE IN PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE (DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE EXCLUDED)

Kidney disease (nephropathy) can lead to kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease). A diet low in protein is sometimes recommended to try to slow the progression of kidney disease. Monitoring compliance with a protein-restricted diet is possible by determining urea production since urea is a byproduct of the degradation of all proteins. If urea production is … Continue reading

LOW GLYCAEMIC INDEX OR LOW GLYCAEMIC LOAD DIETS FOR DIABETES MELLITUS

Nutritional factors affect blood glucose levels, however there is currently no universal approach to the optimal dietary strategy for diabetes. Different carbohydrate foods have different effects on blood glucose and can be ranked by the overall effect on the blood glucose levels using the so-called glycaemic index. By contributing a gradual supply of glucose to … Continue reading