Vegetarian diet, diabetic nephropathy

Diabetics often suffer associated kidney disease. Earlier studies have shown that a high protein diet accelerates the development of kidney damage. A recent study suggests that a vegetarian diet may be adequate to slow the progression of the disease. Apparently vegetarian protein does not have the same adverse effect that animal protein diets. (Diabetic Medicine 8:949-953, 1991)
Copyright 1991 Phylis A Austin

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