Navigation Links
'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A Western-type diet that's high in red and processed meats, saturated fats and sweets is associated with an increased risk of kidney function decline, a new study reveals.

U.S. researchers examined the effects that three different dietary patterns -- Western, "Prudent" and DASH-style -- had on the kidney function of 3,121 women over 11 years. The women were participants in the Nurses' Health Study.

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension) diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy foods and is low in saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol. A prudent diet features plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, poultry and fish, according to the report.

Kidney function was assessed using two different methods: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which measures how well the kidney filters blood; and the presence of microalbuminuria, a urinary protein that is a marker of vascular disease and inflammation.

Overall, the women in the study had well-functioning kidneys. But the researchers found that a Western diet was associated with increased levels of albuminuria and increased risk of rapid eGFR decline. This was not the case with the other diets.

The study is published online and in the February print issue of the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

"The kidney is a highly vascular organ, so we were not surprised to see that the Western diet, which has been linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, is also associated with kidney function decline over time," lead author Dr. Julie Lin, a physician in the renal division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a hospital news release.

"Interestingly, this finding, along with other research, adds to growing evidence that albuminuria, which is widely considered to be an early reflection of vascular disease, may be influenced by diet," she added.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about kidneys and how they work.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Brigham and Women's Hospital, news release, Jan. 25, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Satellite Healthcares Sheila Doss Elected Western Chapters Coordinator-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association
2. Urine protein test might help diagnose kidney damage from lupus, UT Southwestern researchers find
3. Visionworks(R) Brings High Quality Eye Care & Eye Wear to Western PA
4. Only women with Western Swedish breast cancer gene run higher risk of ovarian cancer
5. Case Western Reserve receives nearly $8M to help providers enable adoption of EHRs in Ohio
6. ShelterBox Responds to Earthquake in Western China
7. Western Maryland to be Featured at BIO International Convention
8. UT Southwestern researchers uncover Fragile X syndrome genes role in shaping brain
9. UT Southwestern participates in nationwide study offering free lung tumor genetic testing
10. Belly fat or hip fat -- it really is all in your genes, says UT Southwestern researcher
11. Novel anti-malarial drug candidate found by UT Southwestern researchers
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced ... offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers ... According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that ... ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% ... WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, ... interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. ... from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic ... list of CAAHEP accredited colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, announces ... This is one of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert was ... in Ann Arbor. The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that Joplin's ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 27, 2015 ... --> Medical alert ... system (PERS) market is expected ... years with APAC being the ... see a high CAGR between ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... UTRECHT, the Netherlands , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ...   A new combination approach blends immunotherapy ... --> A new combination approach blends immunotherapy with ... A new combination approach blends immunotherapy with ... the Netherlands has found that immunotherapy ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced ... Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and Growing ... to their offering. Boston ... scientific and others. --> The market ... Boston scientific and others. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: