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Kopple JD, Levey AS, Greene T, Chumlea WC, et al

Effect of dietary protein restriction on nutritional status in the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study

Kidney Int (Sep) 52:778-791 1997

It is now recognized that mortality in dialysis patients depends on their nutritional status at onset of dialysis treatments. This has caused some hesitancy in prescribing a protein restricted diet in the predialysis period. In this paper, nutritional status of patients in the MDRD trial is assessed, and it shows that indeed, some parameters of nutrition appeared to be adversely affected in the groups that were protein restricted.

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