Nutritional therapy in chronic kidney disease

Vincenzo Savica, Domenico Santoro, Francesco Ciolino, Agostino Mallamace, Menotti Calvani, Rodolfo Savica, Guido Bellinghieri

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In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), specialized nutritional therapy may help reduce the risk of electrolyte imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and protein energy malnutrition. Protein-restricted diets may slow the progression of renal disease and decrease the risk of morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. In this review, we discuss some of the major nutritional concerns in individuals with CKD and offer practical recommendations for dietary therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalNutrition in Clinical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • CKD
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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