Acid levels in diet could have profound effects on kidney health

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 09:30 in Health & Medicine

New research suggests that consuming extra fruits and vegetables, which are highly alkaline, improves kidney health. In patients with chronic kidney disease, those with high dietary acid levels experienced accelerated kidney function decline. In chronic kidney disease patients with low socioeconomic status, the detrimental effect of high dietary acid levels on progression to kidney failure was greater for blacks than for whites.

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