Vitamins and minerals reduce chances of kidney disease

A Mediterranean-type diet contains health-protecting nutrients and antioxidants. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 1,692 people, average age 43, all of whom began the study without kidney disease. After 3.6 years of follow-up, those who consumed the most individual vitamin B12, C, D, E, folate, magnesium, or potassium were 43 to 62 percent less likely to have developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared to those who consumed the least of these nutrients. Those who consumed good amounts of all these nutrients combined saw 50 to 60 percent lower chances of developing CKD. Doctors did not find any other nutrients delayed progress of the condition, but higher levels of sodium increased chances for CKD.


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