Vegetarian (Plant based) diets linked to lower risk of kidney diseases

Plant-based diets consist of predominantly plant foods and a low intake of animal foods Research has shown that plant-based diets are associated with lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart (cardiovascular) diseases.

Studies also suggest that plant-rich diets may be associated with a lower risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.

  • Higher adherence to Mediterranean diets (high in fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes) was associated with lower Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) incidence.
  • Similarly, studies of young and middle-aged adults in the United States found that those with higher adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet (high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and low-fat dairy) had a lower risk of CKD. (A,B).
  • A recent study examining dietary sources of protein and CKD found that, when one serving of red and processed meat was replaced with plant proteins, the risk of CKD was significantly lower (D). 

A more recent CJASN study echoes similar findings. It showed that higher adherence to an overall plant-based diet and a healthy plant-based diet was associated with slower kidney function decline.



So go vegetarian to keep those kidneys working longer!!

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