In a recent study from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, scientists found that eating nuts is linked to a much lower risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and lower all-cause death risk with or without CKD.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood properly.
The main risk factors for developing kidney disease are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a family history of kidney failure.
In the study, researchers used data from 6,072 U.S. adults (aged 20 years or older) to evaluate the association between eating nuts and the risk of death associated with CKD.
The researchers found that consuming nuts one to six times per week was associated with a lower prevalence of CKD.
Higher nut consumption in the non-CKD population also was strongly linked to lower all-cause and heart death.
There was a strong link between consuming nuts one to six times per week and all-cause death in the CKD population.
The team recommends that people with CKD have an adequate intake of nuts one to six times per week, while the consumption frequency can be more flexible for people without the disease.
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The research was published in the American Journal of Nephrology and conducted by Koushu Wang et al.
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