Vegetarianism & Chronic Kidney Disease
Impact of a vegetarian diet in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, benefits and drawbacks.
The aim of this article is to help practitioners better understand the impact of a vegetarian diet in the dietary treatment of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
A vegetarian diet may be beneﬁcial based on the associated cardioprotective, anti-oxidant, and lipid-lowering properties, but protein requirements need to be met in order to provide adequate nutrition in patients with CKD.
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:
- Discuss Vegetarianism & impact on Protein-Energy Status.
- Discuss impact of Vegetarianism on Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR).
- Discuss impact of Vegetarianism on Phosphorus Levels.
- Discuss impact of Vegetarianism on Insulin Resistance.
- Discuss impact of Vegetarianism on Metabolic Acidosis.
- Discuss impact of Vegetarianism on Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
- Discuss the Safety of Vegetarian Diet.
Instruction for this Module
- Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
- You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
- You have three attempts to pass the quiz
- The pass grade is 70%
- Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager
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