Dietary flaxseed meal reduces proteinuria and ameliorates nephropathy in an animal model of type II diabetes mellitus.

@article{Velasquez2003DietaryFM,
  title={Dietary flaxseed meal reduces proteinuria and ameliorates nephropathy in an animal model of type II diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Manuel T. Velasquez and Sam J. Bhathena and Tedine Ranich and Arnold M. Schwartz and David E Kardon and Ali Abdulrahman Ali and Christian C. Haudenschild and Carl T. Hansen},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={2100-7}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence is emerging that varying the type or source of dietary protein intake can have beneficial effects on chronic renal disease. Consumption of soybean and soy-based food products, as the source of plant protein, can retard the development and progression of chronic renal disease. We studied the obese spontaneously hypertensive/NIH-corpulent (SHR/N-cp) rat, a model of obesity and type II diabetes mellitus that consistently develops nephropathy resembling diabetic nephropathy. We… CONTINUE READING