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Slowing kidney disease with weight loss: a randomised controlled feasibility study

This long-term kidney damage, defined as a gradual yet substantial loss of filtration and regulatory functions of the kidney, if untreated, can lead to kidney failure. Obesity, when body weight is a risk to good health, affects 30-40% of those with CKD. Obesity is a strong predictor of both new CKD onset and progression to kidney failure. Obesity can also significantly reduce the chance of receiving a kidney transplant when kidneys can no longer function adequately, leaving many with long …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition interventions to improve outcomes in people with kidney dIsease

Dietary interventions are cornerstone treatment in chronic kidney disease. Our research focuses on the shift away from nutrient monitoring, and towards a whole food approach to improving diet quality and reduce disease progression. We have expertise in nutritional epidemiology and dietary intervention trials, and work directly with clinicians in patient care.We currently have projects investigating:Plant based diets to reduce resistant proteinuriaIntensive weight loss to slow progression of kidney diseaseThe impact of dietary patterns on cardiovascular disease risk in chronic kidney …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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