September 2017 Issue

Eating for Kidney Health

Smart diet choices can promote good kidney health and help you avoid debilitating kidney disease later in life.

Nearly one in seven American adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. “The incidence of CKD in the U.S. is definitely increasing,” says Michael Conrad, MD, senior member of the Center for Kidney Care in New Jersey, “and since the major risk factors for CKD—diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity—are on the rise, it looks like the CKD numbers are going to keep climbing.”

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