In people who have chronic kidney disease, the kidneys have trouble
eliminating toxins from the body. For these people, eating too much protein
makes it more difficult to prevent a buildup of these toxins.
At the same time, protein is important to keep you strong and
healthy. Work closely with your doctor and a dietitian or nutritionist to be
sure you are getting the right amount of protein—not too much or too little—in
your daily diet.
September 15, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Mitchell H. Rosner, MD - Nephrology
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