An unhealthy vegetarian diet can hurt your kidneys
Last Update: 2020-12-26
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there is a view that vegetarianism can protect the kidneys and reduce the risk of kidney disease, but a new study suggests that vegetarianism is also important, and eating a vegetarian diet rich in starch and sugar may increase the risk of kidney damage.
A recent study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Nephrology said researchers at Johns Hopkins University and others analyzed the eating habits and kidney function of more than 14,000 adults and followed half of them for more than 24 years. A total of 4,343 people developed chronic kidney disease during the study period.
study found that people who adhered to a healthy diet had a 14 percent lower risk of kidney disease than those who ate less healthy vegetarians, and those who ate an unhealthy diet had an 11 percent lower risk of kidney disease.
Healthy vegetarian diet includes regular whole grain foods, apples, pears, oranges and other fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, orchids, four seasons beans and other vegetables, tree nuts, all-natural peanut butter, etc. ;
study suggests that eating less meat and unhealthy and eating a healthy vegetarian diet may help protect the kidneys, slow the decline in kidney function and reduce the risk of kidney disease, the researchers said. (Source: Xinhua News Agency, Li Wei)
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