Independent influence of dietary protein on markers of kidney function and disease in obesity

Allon Friedman, Zhangsheng Yu, Beth E. Juliar, James T. Nguyen, Matthew Strother, Sara Quinney, Lang Li, Margaret Inman, Gerardo Gomez, Zak Shihabi, Sharon Moe

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Abstract

Obesity is associated with glomerular hyperfiltration and increased urinary protein excretion, as well as structural and functional changes that lead to kidney disease and failure. Dietary protein mimics obesity's effects on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and proteinuria and, in certain circumstances, may have the potential to adversely affect kidney function. Here we tested the hypothesis that dietary protein independently explains elevations in the GFR and proteinuria found in obese persons with a normal serum creatinine. Seventeen patients were randomized in a double-blind, crossover fashion for 1-week periods to high (140 g/day) and low (50 g/day) protein diets with a 1-week washout interval separating these periods. High protein consumption was associated with a very modest but significant increase in the GFR of 56 ml/min. Hence, while dietary protein does modulate kidney parameters, it is unlikely to fully account for the elevations in GFR and proteinuria found in obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-697
Number of pages5
JournalKidney International
Volume78
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Dietary Proteins
Kidney Diseases
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Obesity
Proteinuria
Kidney
Proteins
Renal Insufficiency
Creatinine
Diet
Serum

Keywords

  • albuminuria
  • glomerular filtration rate
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • proteinuria

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  • Nephrology

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Independent influence of dietary protein on markers of kidney function and disease in obesity. / Friedman, Allon; Yu, Zhangsheng; Juliar, Beth E.; Nguyen, James T.; Strother, Matthew; Quinney, Sara; Li, Lang; Inman, Margaret; Gomez, Gerardo; Shihabi, Zak; Moe, Sharon.

In: Kidney International, Vol. 78, No. 7, 10.2010, p. 693-697.

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Friedman, Allon ; Yu, Zhangsheng ; Juliar, Beth E. ; Nguyen, James T. ; Strother, Matthew ; Quinney, Sara ; Li, Lang ; Inman, Margaret ; Gomez, Gerardo ; Shihabi, Zak ; Moe, Sharon. / Independent influence of dietary protein on markers of kidney function and disease in obesity. In: Kidney International. 2010 ; Vol. 78, No. 7. pp. 693-697.
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