All posts tagged "kidney disease"
Source of Protein in the Diet Important for Well-Being of Patients with Kidney Disease
As high levels of phosphorus can cause health problems, and people with chronic kidney disease have difficulty processing this nutrient, patients are recommended to consume a low-phosphorus diet. New research shows, however, that not only the total...
- Posted December 24, 2010
Blood Test Identifies Kidney Disease Patients with High Risk of Complications
Levels of a protein in the blood called cystatin C can be used to predict the prognosis of patients with chronic kidney disease. New research shows that while current kidney tests, looking at levels of creatine, are...
- Posted December 20, 2010
Breakthrough in Kidney Disease Research: Protein Culprit Discovered
Scientists have discovered a major component of what causes certain forms of kidney disease in a study that was published this week. Researchers found that in rat models and human patients with kidney disease, a certain protein...
- Posted December 12, 2010
Prescribed Low-Phosphate Diet May Harm Instead of Help Dialysis Patients
Patients with kidney diseases tend to have high levels of phosphates in the blood, which can be harmful. As a result, patients are advised to limit the amount of phosphates they consume in their diet. However, a...
- Posted December 9, 2010
Stem Cell Patient Experiences Previously Unrecognized Complication
Following stem cell therapy, an adult patient experienced a new and previously unrecognized complication, which required removal of one of the kidneys.
- Posted June 18, 2010
Weight Loss Could Prevent Kidney Disease Progression
According to the results of a review of studies, weight loss could be an important step that kidney disease patients can take to preserve kidney function and protect their health. Weight loss can improve a number of...
- Posted September 18, 2009
Astaxanthin Has Potential for Treating Kidney Disease in Diabetes
Researchers have found that astaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment with powerful antioxidant properties that exists naturally in various plants, algae, and seafood has a protective effect against several harmful effects caused by high glucose exposure as...
- Posted September 13, 2009
Study Finds Kidney Disease and Cancer Risk Association in Older Men
According to a study, moderate kidney disease increases an older man’s risk of developing certain cancers. Given that chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about a third of older men, maintaining kidney function could help prevent cancer in...
- Posted May 1, 2009
Soda Consumption Linked To Higher Risk For Kidney Disease In Women
Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found. However, researchers did not find an elevated risk...
- Posted February 10, 2009