Can Low-Protein Diet Retard the Progression of Chronic Renal Failure?
Patients with advanced renal failure who exhibit symptoms of uremia may experience symptomatic relief concomitantly with a decrease in blood urea concentration when the dietary protein intake is reduced. Treatment with low-protein diet (LPD) in chronic uremia may significantly prolong life and postpone the mandatory time for start of chronic dialysis. Marked protein restriction (15–20 g protein per day) may be required to control uremia when glomerular filtration rate is reduced to 2–10% of normal. At such low protein intakes essential amino acids (EAA) or their N-free keto analogues (KAA) have to be furnished along with the diet to fulfill nutritional requirements and to prevent depletion of body protein (Bergström et al., 1975; Walser, 1975).
KeywordsChronic Renal Failure Essential Amino Acid Polycystic Kidney Disease Serum Phosphate Dietary Protein Intake
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