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Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Kidney Health

• Every one-point increase in a Mediterranean diet score was associated with a 17% decreased likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease. • Dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were linked with a 50% reduced risk of developing chronic kidney disease and a 42% reduced risk of experiencing rapid kidney function decline.

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Removal of Heart Medications by Dialysis May Increase Kidney Failure Patients’ Risk of Dying Prematurely

• Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis.

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Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients.

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People Who Develop Kidney Stones May Face Increased Bone Fracture Risk

• People who developed kidney or urinary tract stones were more likely to later experience bone fractures. • The median time between diagnosis and bone fracture was 10 years

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