Low Protein Diets and CKD VS Very Low Protein Diets Supplemented with Ketoanalogues | What’s Better For CKD?
This video is about low protein diets versus very low protein diets that are supplemented with ketoanalogues of essential amino acids and who is the winner. What’s better for your kidney health? What’s going to give you a better GFR or lower creatinine?
This is from the journal Therapeutic of Pharisees and Dialysis January 8, 2020. Tt was titled The Effect of the Diet of Nitrogen-free Analogues of Essential Amino Acids on Chronic Kidney Disease Deterioration: a Meta-Analysis. They looked at other studies over 1500 people and what they found were people that did a low protein diet had some help with their gfr and creatinine, but people who did a very low protein diet supplemented with keto analogs of essential amino acids had a better creatinine and a better gfr.
A lot of the other markers they looked at were pretty much the same according to these authors but the main two for your kidney health are a better gfr and a better creatinine. This type of diet, a very low protein diet with ketoanalogues may not be appropriate for you. It’s generally used for people in later stages. It is something you can discuss with your doctor and we do have a whole bunch of videos about low protein diets that you can check on.
If you’re really trying to be super aggressive in your care because you want to try to maintain or improve as much kidney function as you can, the very low protein diet with the ketoanalogue is preferred. It is a little bit harder and takes a little bit of diligence, a little bit of planning, but it should be successful.