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Kidney Disease

Active vitamin D helps remove toxic aluminum in chronic kidney disease patients

Posted March 6, 2014

As various amounts of aluminum begin showing up in food products tested at the Consumer Wellness Center Forensic Food Lab, it’s becoming clear how metals like aluminum can build up unnecessarily in the body, taxing the organs over time.

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Juniper berries are great for your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract

Posted March 5, 2014

Juniper berries grow from shrubs in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America. There are many different kinds of juniper berries but the most common one to North Americans is known as juniperus communis. The berries’ popularity has primarily come from the fact that they’ve been added to gin in order to enhance its flavor, but as the years have gone by, many interesting health benefits have also gotten well deserved attention.

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Vitamin E and L-Carnitine in Patients with End-stage Renal Disease

Posted January 12, 2014

In a prospective study involving 20 patients with end-stage renal disease on chronic hemodialysis with intradialytic complications such as hypotension, muscle cramp, nausea, vomiting, and headache, treatments with vitamin E (200 IU/d) and L-carnitine (500 mg/d), alone and in combination, were found to be effective in reducing these intradialytic complications.

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Treating chronic kidney disease using clay minerals

Posted January 2, 2014

Clay has healing powers. This natural product is destined to help treat chronic kidney disease: a well-tolerated agent based on clay minerals lowers patients’ excessive phosphate levels.

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Vegetable protein may help kidney disease patients live longer: Study

Posted November 19, 2013

Increased consumption of vegetable protein may be associated with increased survival among people with kidney disease, according to new research.

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Vegetable protein may help kidney disease patients live longer: Study

Posted November 18, 2013

Increased consumption of vegetable protein may be associated with increased survival among people with kidney disease, according to new research.

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Kidney disease patients who consume more vegetable protein may live longer

Posted November 11, 2013

Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new a study. The findings were presented at ASN Kidney Week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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Adequate vitamin D levels vital for maintaining the health of kidney transplant recipients

Posted November 11, 2013

Adequate vitamin D levels are important for maintaining kidney transplant recipients’ health, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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Meta-analysis Suggests Vitamin C Protective Against Acute Kidney Injury

Posted August 29, 2013

Vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by one-third in patients undergoing coronary angiography, reports a meta-analysis published online August 28, 2013, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, additional research is required to determine optimal dose and administration route.

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Vitamin E may reduce cardiac events in patients with end-stage renal disease

Posted July 22, 2013

Hemodialysis patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease experience fewer cardiac events when given vitamin E supplements, according to a report by Israeli researchers. Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a multicenter team randomized 196 such patients to receive either placebo or vitamin E, 800 IU/day. The patients remained on this regimen for a median of 519 days. The primary endpoint was a composite of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, peripheral vascular disease and unstable angina.

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