Is there a role for low protein diets for CKD?
The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) results were published in 1994 as a “negative” trial but some questions still remain. Was the MDRD properly powered? Was the GFR slope outcome measure flawed? This thread reevaluates the role of protein restriction not only for slowing progression of renal disease, but also for delaying the need for dialysis through decreased uremic toxins, especially with a “plant based” diet. Did we “throw out the baby with the bath water”?
Summary provided by Roger Rodby, MD, MS
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