Vol 15, No 4 (2022)
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Practical aspects of a low-protein diet

Sylwia Małgorzewicz1, Magdalena Jankowska2, Stanisław Niemczyk3, Andrzej Więcek4, Ryszard Gellert5
DOI: 10.5603/RDTF.2023.0002
Renal Disease and Transplantation Forum 2022;15(4):161-165.

Abstract

The updated 2020 Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines resulted in an increased interest in the use of a low-protein diet in patients with chronic kidney disease. In Poland, from March 2021, patients can be enrolled, provided that they meet certain criteria, into the therapeutic program including the use of a low-protein diet and ketonanalogues of aminoacids. However, it is very important to properly educate medical personnel and patients so that the KDOQI recommendations are implemented in clinical practice and bring benefits by slowing the progression of the chronic kidney disease.

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