Health and nutrition

Study looks at lifestyle to reduce chronic kidney disease

A lesser known but also shocking disease. It is estimated that around 10% of the world’s population suffers from chronic kidney disease and that in many cases they cause premature deaths.Estudio analiza el estilo de vida para reducir la enfermedad renal crónica

According to a study by international researchers, lifestyle can influence the degree of risk of the disease and there is a lack of clear guidelines for health recommendations.

In this recently published study, researchers evaluated diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption with the development of kidney problems. With the results, the authors concluded that diets with more vegetables and more potassium, in addition to the practice of physical activity and the reduction of alcoholic beverages, salt and cigarettes are the main recommendations to reduce the risk of the disease.

The study has evaluated data from more than 2.5 million healthy people in 16 countries. These recommendations would serve healthy people who may be at risk of developing the disease.

Among people who are already suffering from chronic kidney problems, all the recommendations for habits should be indicated by the health professional who attends the patient.

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