Plant-based diets confer various health benefits, including lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. However, the relationship between plant protein intake and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear. This study led by Ga Young Heo aimed to investigate the association between plant protein intake and the development of CKD. Using the UK biobank study data, the researchers found that participants with a higher plant protein intake had a lower risk of developing CKD. This finding suggests that a higher dietary intake of plant-based protein may be beneficial for kidney health and provide insight into dietary interventions to prevent CKD in primary care settings.
ARTICLE TITLE: Association of Plant Protein Intake With Risk of Incident CKD: A UK Biobank Study
AUTHORS: Ga Young Heo, MD, Hee Byung Koh, MD, Hyo Jeong Kim, MD, Kyung Won Kim, MD, Chan-Young Jung, MD, Hyung Woo Kim, MD, Tae Ik Chang, MD, PhD, Jung Tak Park, MD, PhD, Tae-Hyun Yoo, MD, PhD, Shin-Wook Kang, MD, PhD, and Seung Hyeok Han, MD, PhD
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Association of Plant Protein Intake With Risk of Incident CKD: A UK Biobank Study
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