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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Dietary Interventions for Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease

Description of Resource: 
People who have kidney disease can experience a lower life expectancy, complications like heart disease, and may need treatment (such as dialysis) for severe kidney failure. Dietary changes are very important as possible ways to improve health and well-being, and give people with kidney disease a chance to “self-manage” their care. This Cochrane review sought to determine whether or not dietary changes for people with kidney disease led to improved health and well-being. It is uncertain whether dietary changes improve well-being for people with kidney disease because the available research studies were not designed to learn about these. Diet changes may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, but the longer-term impact of these effects on well-being is not proven.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Chronic Kidney Disease
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Palmer SC, Maggo JK, Campbell KL, Craig JC, Johnson DW, Sutanto B, Ruospo M, Tong A, Strippoli GFM. Dietary interventions for adults with chronic kidney disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011998. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011998.pub2. Available from:;jsessionid=149F1E31B6E926C028D2B8D3D8727695.f04t01