Vegetarianism & Chronic Kidney Disease

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.9/4

Impact of a vegetarian diet in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, benefits and drawbacks.

Keywords: Vegetarian diet; chronic kidney disease (CKD); malnutrition; glomerular filtration (GFR)

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
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).

Editor's comments:
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.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Discuss Vegetarianism & impact on Protein-Energy Status.
  2. Discuss impact of  Vegetarianism on Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR).
  3. Discuss impact of  Vegetarianism on Phosphorus Levels.
  4. Discuss impact of  Vegetarianism on Insulin Resistance.
  5. Discuss impact of  Vegetarianism on Metabolic Acidosis.
  6. Discuss impact of  Vegetarianism on Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
  7. 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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