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Vegetable-rich Diet, Exercise, and Quitting Smoking to Diminish the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Suggests

Oct, 2020

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According to a new collaborative study piloted by the researchers of Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Griffith University in Australia reports that adopting healthy and active lifestyle choices including vegetable-rich diet, more exercise and quitting smoking have the ability to lessen the risk of chronic kidney disease. It is evident from sources that around 10% of the global populace suffers from some kind of chronic kidney disease. Moreover, there is no evidence-based guidance on particular lifestyle changes, which aids in preventing kidney disease from occurring, however patients are currently advised to prevent diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease, which further results in kidney damage.

In this study, researchers have initiated a systematic review and meta-analysis of over 100 published research papers to consider which lifestyle can diminish the risk of kidney disease. Moreover, researchers included over 2.5 million healthy individuals from 16 countries.

Dr Jaimon Kelly, a postdoctoral researcher at Griffith University stated, “We discovered that lifestyle plays a big role and identified a number of recommendations that can be conveyed to healthy people wanting to reduce their risk of developing chronic kidney disease”.

On the basis of evaluation, researchers suggested about adopting higher potassium intake, less salt consumption, vegetable-rich diet, more exercise, low alcohol consumption, and quitting smoking. Moreover, researchers reported that adopting these healthy lifestyle have the ability to reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease by 14% to 22%. Researchers concluded that these results can be utilized further in the development of public health recommendations focusing on how to lower their risk of kidney disease.

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