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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-18

Nutrition in chronic kidney disease


1 Department of Nephrology, Osmania Medical College and General Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College and General Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Excel Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Sahay
Department of Nephrology, Osmania Medical College and General Hospital, 6-3-852/A, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500 016, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.123437

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Malnutrition is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Assessment of nutritional status is mandatory for all CKD patients. Many tools are available for assessing the nutritional status. Patients with CKD need to follow a healthy diet plan to maintain normal protein stores and to avoid metabolic complications. This article deals with the practical aspects of nutrition in patients with CKD.


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