low-protein diet

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low-protein diet

Etymology: ME, lah, low; Gk, proteios, first rank, diaita, way of living
a diet proportionally low in protein, usually designed for persons who must restrict protein intake because of a metabolic abnormality associated with kidney failure or liver disease.

low-protein diet

Nutrition
A diet that provides less than 1.5 g/kg/day of protein during growth periods or less in adults. Adults with renal failure should receive no less than 0.6 g/kg/day of protein to avoid a negative nitrogen balance; low-protein diets are indicated for patients with renal failure, as reduced protein reduces anorexia, nausea, vomiting and if begun early, may slow the progression of disease.

low-protein diet

Clinical nutrition A diet that provides < 1.5 g/kg/day of protein during growth periods, or less in adults; adults in renal failure should receive no < 0.6 g/kg/day of protein, to avoid a negative nitrogen balance; LPDs are indicated for Pts with renal failure, as reduction of protein ↓ anorexia, N&V, and if begun early, may slow disease progression. See Diet.

low-protein diet

A diet that contains a limited amount of protein. The principal sources of food energy are fats and carbohydrates. This diet is used to treat end-stage renal and hepatic disease.
See also: diet
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