Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Notable Advances in 2018

Philippe Chauveau


Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019;34(6):893-896. 

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Abstract and Introduction


The approach to nutrition in the general population and in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is changing.[1] There is an increased prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in the United States, as well as in Europe. Recommendations for the general population include reduced intake of processed food, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and fibre, and an increase in physical activity.[2] A long-term cohort study demonstrated that the incidence and prevalence of CKD could be modified with a healthier diet.[3] Prescription of a restrictive diet in dialysis patients is no longer the best option when we consider new data, new technologies and medication. The nutritional approach to long-term transplanted patients is also changing. In 2008, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT) published reviews and clinical studies recommending better nutritional care for CKD patients.