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Now here we are making changes (hopefully) how long have WE known processed red meat, or any processed foods are not good for us., sat fats,sugars, and white flour are not supposed to be good for us.
But as Kidney Patients we are to go with the diet of white flour, white rice, cream of wheat, no grains. Some of us less dairy, etc. So now this Western diet is supposed to Increase our GFR. The Dash diet is supposed to Decrease our GFR.
Now what have Jen and i said all along on our team here DIET, EXERCISE is so important in slowing down the progression of Kidney Disease.
Now please dont change your diet, stay with what your Nephrologist or Renal Dietitian tells you to eat. She will be one of the first to tell you if they ever make changes in our diet. We are not Dr. so stay with your current diet..
Sorry Jen i had to post on this.

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Western Dietary Pattern Associated with Kidney Function Decline

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New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that a Western dietary pattern, high in red and processed meats, saturated fats and sweets, is associated with increased odds of kidney function decline. This study is published in the February issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.

“Traditional studies about diet and health focus on specific nutrients or foods, but dietary patterns may better reflect how people really eat,” said Julie Lin, MD, MPH, lead author on the paper and a physician in the Renal Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “We found that a diet that is low in red meat, saturated fat, and sweets but high in whole grains and fruit and vegetables may be associated with slower loss of kidney function over time.”

In the first of its kind study to look at dietary patterns and change in kidney function over time, researchers evaluated the effect of three different dietary patterns, Western, Prudent and DASH–style*, on change in kidney function over 11 years in 3,121 female participants. Kidney dysfunction was determined by two different measures that are both associated with cardiovascular disease and risk of death: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) which measures how well the kidney filters blood, and presence of microalbuminuria, a urinary protein that may be a marker of vascular disease and inflammation. While the women tended to have well functioning kidneys overall with very few who met criteria for having chronic kidney disease, the researchers found that the Western style diet was associated with increased levels of albuminuria and increased risk of rapid eGFR decline, while the DASH–style diet was inversely associated with eGFR decline. The association persisted after controlling for other health factors such as smoking, activity level, obesity and diabetes.

“The kidney is a highly vascular organ, so we were not surprised to see that the Western diet, which has been linked with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, is also associated with kidney function decline over time,” Lin said. “Interestingly, this finding, along with other research, adds to growing evidence that albuminuria, which is widely considered to be an early reflection of vascular disease, may be influenced by diet.”

Researchers note that the study population is comprised mainly of middle–aged and older Caucasian women and that additional research is needed to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and progressive kidney dysfunction especially in non–whites and men.

“Protein in the urine, or albuminuria, is often an early sign of kidney disease and the National Kidney Foundation urges those at risk to get their kidney function tested so they can have the benefit of early intervention to prevent further kidney damage. This study suggests that diet plays a role in the decline of kidney function and that a heart–healthy diet can help keep kidneys healthy too,” says Kerry Willis, National Kidney Foundation Senior Vice President for Scientific Activities.

This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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