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Thursday, August 11 • 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Paleolithic diets and kidney diseases

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Kidney function generally decreases as people age, and independent of age, diet can contribute to common kidney diseases in many ways. Typical American diets can promote obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney stones. All of these factors promote additional damage to the kidney and further decline in renal function. Paleo-type diets, as compared to Mediterranean or DASH-like diets , improve blood sugar and lipid control, and lower diet acid intake and urine calcium excretion. In our presentation, we will review evidence available from clinical trials comparing dietary treatments for prevention and/or treatment of kidney stones and chronic kidney disease.

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Lynda Frassetto

Lynda Frassetto, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF).  She grew up in the greater New York metropolitan area and attended college and medical school in Connecticut.  She trained as a nephrologist... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 3:20pm - 4:00pm MDT