Nutritional status, delaying progression and risks associated with protein restriction.

Low protein diets (LPD), providing < or = 0.6 g protein/kg body weight daily, have traditionally been used in the nutritional management of chronic renal failure (CRF). Initially they were advocated when dialysis availability was limited. More recently LPD have been proposed as a means of delaying the rate of CRF progression. Despite much research in this… CONTINUE READING