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Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 1069–1070 | Cite as

Dietary fiber in conservative management of chronic renal failure

  • Donna Zimmaro BlissEmail author
Editorial Commentary

Abstract

Conservative management of chronic renal failure has included a variety of dietary manipulations. Supplementation of dietary fiber to reduce adverse symptoms is a novel approach, but whether it can make an effective clinical impact is yet undetermined. This commentary accompanies a brief report of improved well-being during fiber supplementation. It explains some of the background thinking and early trials of fiber supplementation in chronic renal failure patients.

Keywords

Fiber Kidney failure Diet Gum arabic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Minnesota School of NursingMinneapolisUSA

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