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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 95-97

Protein intake and phosphate restriction in chronic kidney disease – Can we separate the wheat from chaff?

Consultant Nephrologist, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. K Sampathkumar
Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_41_19

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has evolved into a major noncommunicable disease in India due to both increased incidence and diagnosis. It is believed to affect <10% of adult population who are at excess risk of cardiovascular (CV) and renal morbidity and mortality. The incidence of end-stage renal disease is about 152 per million which is driven by diabetes, hypertension, and chronic glomerulonephritis. In later stages of CKD, phosphate (P) retention is the rule with its myriad pathological links to vascular calcification and CV mortality. This article focuses on protein intake and P restriction in CKD.

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