Title

Diet for the management of patients with chronic kidney disease; it is not the quantity, but the quality that matters

Date of this Version

9-1-2016

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Details

Published version

Campbell, K. L., & Carrero, J. J. (2016). Diet for the management of patients with chronic kidney disease; it is not the quantity, but the quality that matters. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 26(5), 279-281.

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ISSN

1532-8503

Abstract

You are what you eat. The American nutritionist Victor Lindlahr made famous this expression in the 1930s during his radio series on food and health. Lindlahr was a strong believer in the idea that food controls both health and disease and that quality matters over quantity. Such is the premise that governs the Science of Nutrition and that many readers of this Journal surely also follow. The potential role of the food and nutrition is far more complex than delivering a combination of nutrients, and public health recommendations for primary prevention of chronic diseases have gradually moved from a singlenutrient focus to whole foods and dietary patterns, particularly recommending plant-based patterns.

 

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