What is the role of a low-protein diet in the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Piccoli and colleagues observe that the choice of low-protein diets is extremely wide, and that moderate protein restriction may be feasible in the context of several traditional diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, which also address other therapeutic goals in CKD. However, these authors note that diet is deeply rooted in personal preferences and social habits, so the best compliance is probably obtained by personalization and comprehensive counseling. [89]


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