low-protein diet


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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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On the other hand, our data also showed that a low-protein diet during pregnancy did not change maternal serum levels of the albumin, total protein, globulin, urea, and creatinine.
Although not evaluated, it seems that mice fed on a low-protein diet early in life followed by a regular diet in adulthood also develop decreased insulin clearance.
The benefits of a low-protein diet could be summarized as follows: preservation of kidney function, improvement of hyperphosphatemia and hyperkalemia, decrease in urinary protein excretion, improvement of subjective symptoms, reduction of complications, and prolongation of hemodialysis-free interval.
In addition, we investigated 60 children suffering from inborn errors of metabolism on a low-protein diet (phenylketonuria; organic acidurias, such as methylmalonic aciduria, propionic acidemia, and isovaleric acidemia; tyrosinemia type 1; and urea cycle defects).
The first group received a standard diet, while the second received a low-protein diet. To control for maternal influences, all females were fed the same, standard diet.
For five years the Toon-loving lad survived on a low-protein diet but his condition rapidly deteriorated and when he was seven a brain injury saw him diagnosed with cerebral palsy, leaving him wheelchair-bound.
Your vet may also recommend a low-protein diet, so his kidneys don't have to work so hard.
Treatment, which is directed at slowing the loss of kidney function, includes intravenous or subcutaneous fluids along with a low-phosphorus, high-quality low-protein diet. Additionally, phosphate binders, antacids, antiemetics [anti-nausea medicine] and blood pressure medications may be prescribed.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): Earlier studies have shown that the offspring of mothers on a low-protein diet are more likely to develop hypertension as adults - now scientists know how.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new Study revealed that the offspring of mothers on a low-protein diet are more likely to develop hypertension as adults.
Interestingly, we found that low-protein diet decreased VLDL secretion at all time points with no statistical significance (Figure 2B).
However, when the group being fed a high-protein diet was switched to a low-protein diet, the cancer foci decreased sharply.