Nutrition: Folic acid delays CKD progression

  title={Nutrition: Folic acid delays CKD progression},
  author={Ellen F. Carney},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  • Ellen F. Carney
  • Published in Nature Reviews Nephrology 2016
  • Medicine
  • Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia, which can result from deficiencies in B vitamins — including folic acid — and is associated with an increased risk of the development of albuminuria and CKD. New data from a renal substudy of the CSPTT trial by Xin Xu and colleagues suggest that folic acid therapy might have a renoprotective effect in hypertensive patients with mild-to-moderate CKD. “Previous interventional studies (the HOST and DIVINe… CONTINUE READING