Special Issue "Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: chronic kidney disease; kidney transplantation; nutrition; bone and mineral metabolism; phosphate; fibroblast growth factor 23; potassium; genetics
Interests: chronic kidney disease; kidney transplantation; nutrition; metabolic syndrome; small molecules
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 850 million people worldwide. CKD is characterized by a high burden in terms of disease load, co-morbidities, mortality risk, and high costs. The excess cardiovascular disease and mortality risk is at least in part explained by metabolic derangements. Diabetes and hypertension—the two most prominent causes of CKD in the Western world—lead to disturbances in glucose, volume, and electrolyte homeostasis. Deregulated mineral metabolism, which is common in CKD, promotes vascular calcification, which further contributes to the excess cardiovascular risk. Emerging data indicate that many of these factors are at least in part modifiable by dietary interventions. However, to what extent dietary interventions are able to reduce cardio-renal risk in CKD remains unclear. Moreover, the question remains as to how such interventions can be translated into realistic dietary recommendations that are manageable for patients.
This Special Issue will focus on dietary factors that play a key role in the etiology of cardio-renal adverse outcomes in CKD, as actionable targets for intervention in clinical practice. The Issue will contain original research papers and state-of-the-art review papers on various aspects of nutrition in the context of CKD and kidney transplantation.
Prof. Dr. Martin de Borst
Prof. Dr. Stephan Bakker
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- chronic kidney disease
- kidney transplantation
- renal nutrition
- cardiovascular disease