Saturday, July 27, 2013
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Kidney Disease Risk.
High adherence to the Mediterranean Diet was linked with a 42% reduced likelihood of having kidney disease among 1110 Swedish men with an average age of 70 years. Researchers used 7-day dietary records to calculate a Mediterranean Diet Score, and they categorized the men as low, medium, and high adherents to the diet. Average follow-up was 9.9 years. High adherence was associated with a mortality risk that was 18% lower for every 2-point increase in Mediterranean Diet Score. The findings, presented at the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress, were highlighted by Medscape Medical News.