Medical Flashlight 17-03-2011

Vegetarian Compared with Meat Dietary Protein Source and Phosphorus Homeostasis in Chronic Kidney Disease.

In CKD patients disturbances of mineral and bone metabolism often lead to elevated serum phosphate levels. Consequently, dietary phosphate is usually restricted in these patients, leading to cumbersome procedures in everyday life, because of the high phosphate content of a typical Western diet. The authors of this study tried to find out whether the protein source plays a major role. Grain-based diets have a lower protein-to-phosphate ratio and much of this phosphate is present in the form of phytate which is not well absorbable…………………..

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Medical Flashlight-17-03-2011