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G Ital Nefrol. 2008 Sep-Oct;25 Suppl 42:S1-2.

[Low-protein dietary therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease].

[Article in Italian]

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Gruppo di lavoro afferente al Gruppo di Studio SIN sul Trattamento conservativo dell'Insufficienza Renale Cronica, Progetto Nephrontieres, Italy.


Several prospective studies and meta-analyses including the recent Cochrane meta-analysis have demonstrated that reducing the protein content in the diet delays renal death and the start of dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Reducing the dietary protein intake offers other benefits such as lowering accumulation of uremic toxins and circulating phosphates and improving symptoms and metabolic derangements. Following the publication of the Cochrane meta-analysis, some of the most renowned experts in Italy on dietary therapy in the CKD patient established a working group within the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN), the ''Nephrontieres'' project. The current supplement of GIN presents the views of the members of the ''Nephrontieres'' group on a range of issues related to dietary therapy in CKD. A CME program for Italian nephrologists also originated from the collaborative work of the group.

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