Healthy diet linked with decreased diabetic kidney risk

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables could lower the risk of kidney problems in those with type 2 diabetes .
This is according to researchers from the McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, who examined the association of a healthy eating regime, alcohol consumption, protein and sodium intake with the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in those with insulin resistance.
Their results demonstrate that 31.7 per cent of the 6,213 patients observed developed CKD and of this group, 8.3 per cent passed away within 5.5 years. 
But those who had more than three servings of fruits per week had a significantly lower chance of developing CKD in the first place and this shows just how important it is that diabetic people get on top of their diets.
The study concluded by stating: “A healthy diet and moderate intake of alcohol may decrease the incidence or progression of CKD among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Sodium intake, within a wide range, and normal protein intake are not associated with CKD.”

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