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.