Special Issue "Nutrients and Renal Function"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 May 2018)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major global health issue, since 6–10% of the adult population is diagnosed with the syndrome in most of the recent epidemiologic studies. The Western diet is rich in sugar, fat and sodium and poor in fibers. Despite the fact that the indirect effects of these nutrients on renal function are well known, their influence on nutritional and metabolic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, requires further investigation regarding their direct effects on renal function. Different sources of macronutrients have different effects on metabolism; however, the literature regarding the protective or harmful effect of different types of lipids, carbohydrates or proteins on renal function is scarce. In addition, the production of uremic toxins by gut microbiota, known to increase cardiovascular risk and to accelerate the progression of CKD, could also play a role in the reduction of renal function in otherwise healthy subjects. Other nutritional and non-nutritional substances present or added in food, such as nutraceuticals, active metabolites, additives and preservatives can also have potential protective or harmful effects on renal function. On this topic, you are invited to submit proposals for manuscripts that fit the objectives and the topics of this Special Issue.
The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Renal Epidemiology and Nutrients” is to publish selected papers detailing specific aspects of nutrition that could play a role in renal function decline, both in normal subjects and in patients with CKD. Particularly, papers (reviews and/or clinical or experimental studies) dealing with the role of specific nutrients and non-nutritional substances present in food on renal function, and also contributions addressing their indirect effects on the kidney through metabolic disorders, will be included.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Fiaccadori
Prof Loreto Gesualdo
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- Fatty acids
- Chronic kidney disease
- Uremic toxins
- Dietary Sodium
- Dietary potassium
- Dietary phosphorus