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Review: a low protein diet delays end stage renal disease or death in chronic kidney disease

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Q In patients with chronic kidney disease, does a low protein diet delay progression to end stage renal disease or death?


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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Renal Group Trials Register, Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, conference abstracts from 3 nephrology associations, and authors in the field.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared moderately to severely restricted protein intake (0.3–0.6 g/kg per d) with standard protein intake (⩾0.8 g/kg per d) in patients with moderate to severe chronic …

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  • For correspondence: Professor D Fouque, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France. denis.fouque{at}

  • Source of funding: no external funding.