Eating nuts may help prevent chronic kidney disease

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In a study from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, scientists found eating nuts regularly is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and also lowers the risk of dying from any cause.

Chronic kidney disease is a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

The disease affects the kidneys’ ability to function correctly, leading to waste and fluid buildup in the body, which can lead to other health problems.

Nuts are packed with healthy nutrients, including unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, minerals, and vitamins, making them an excellent addition to any diet.

Previous research has shown that eating nuts can improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and help manage blood sugar levels.

In the current study, the researchers analyzed data from 6,072 adults in the US aged 20 years or older to determine whether there is an association between eating nuts and CKD risk and death.

They found that individuals who ate nuts one to six times per week had a lower prevalence of CKD.

Moreover, a higher nut intake among people without CKD was linked to lower all-cause death and heart disease death.

In people with CKD, eating nuts one to six times per week was linked to a much lower death risk in CKD.

The findings showed that regular nut intake could be a simple dietary modification that may help reduce the risk of developing CKD and lower all-cause death, particularly among CKD patients.

The researchers suggest that people with CKD consume nuts one to six times per week, while those without the disease could have a more flexible intake frequency.

However, more studies are required to confirm the conclusion.

In conclusion, incorporating nuts into the diet, even in small quantities, can provide numerous health benefits. Still, people with CKD may particularly benefit from regular nut consumption.

As with any dietary change, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to one’s diet.

If you care about kidney health, please read studies about how to protect your kidneys from diabetes, and drinking coffee could help reduce risk of kidney injury.

For more information about kidney health, please see recent studies about foods that may prevent recurrence of kidney stones, and eating nuts linked to lower risk of chronic kidney disease and death.

The study was conducted by Koushu Wang et al and published in the American Journal of Nephrology.

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