Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 | Last Update : 06:11 PM IST

140th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra53560136843518306 Tamil Nadu3086492506805159 Andhra Pradesh2445491547492203 Karnataka1886111055993398 Delhi1461341316574131 Uttar Pradesh126722767212120 West Bengal98459671202059 Bihar8274154139450 Telangana8075157586637 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3433121832109 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
  Science   07 Jan 2020  Mediterranean diet can preserve transplanted kidneys, suggests study

Mediterranean diet can preserve transplanted kidneys, suggests study

ANI
Published : Jan 7, 2020, 11:52 am IST
Updated : Jan 7, 2020, 11:52 am IST

The study took accounts from 632 adult kidney transplant recipients with atleast an year old functioning donor kidney over roughlyf 5 years.

The findings that appeared in an issue of CJASN suggest that the Mediterranean diet can potentially preserve the health and functioning of a transplanted kidney.  (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 The findings that appeared in an issue of CJASN suggest that the Mediterranean diet can potentially preserve the health and functioning of a transplanted kidney. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

As revealed by a new study, the Mediterranean diet is the way to go for kidney transplant recipients as it has shown promise in reducing the risk of organ loss.

The findings that appeared in an issue of CJASN suggest that the Mediterranean diet can potentially preserve the health and functioning of a transplanted kidney.

 

Antonio Gomes-Neto, MD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and his colleagues investigated whether following to the Mediterranean diet, that includes high intake of fish, fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and olive oil together with lower intake of dairy and meat products--might help protect transplant recipients' kidney health.

More than one-third of recipients still face a loss of kidney function within 10 years, despite improvements shown in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years.

The study was conducted by taking the accounts of 632 adult kidney transplant recipients with a functioning donor kidney for at least one year completed a food-related questionnaire, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet was assessed using a 9-point score.

 

During an average follow-up of 5.2 years, 119 recipients experienced kidney function decline (76 of whom developed kidney failure). The Mediterranean Diet Score was inversely associated with kidney function decline and kidney failure. Each 2-point higher score was associated with a 29 per cent lower risk of kidney function decline and a 32 per cent lower risk of kidney failure.

"Increasing scientific evidence has demonstrated the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet on cardiovascular and kidney health. In this study, we show that kidney transplant recipients with higher adherence to the Mediterranean Diet are less likely to experience function loss of their kidney transplant," said Dr Gomes-Neto.

 

Tags: benefits of mediterranean diet, kidney transplant