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Resveratrol is a chemical compound believed to have antioxidant properties, which protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in grape seed and grape skin extracts that has been the subject of much research. A recent study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism demonstrates initial evidence that grape seed and skin extract (GSSE) could protect against kidney disease resulting from a high-fat diet. Researchers at the Laboratory of Bioactive Substance at the Center of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedria (CBBC) in Tunisia used laboratory rats that were fed a high-fat diet to […]

Continue reading Grape Seed Extract Fights Kidney Disease Due to High-Fat Diets

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People who have chronic kidney disease often suffer from metabolic acidosis, a condition where acids build up in the body because the kidney is not able to eliminate them. They may also have increased blood pressure due to water retention. They are often treated with oral alkaline drugs and sometimes dialysis to get rid of accumulating toxins. New research shows that diet modification can help reduce metabolic acidosis and blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nimrit Goraya, MD, of Texas A&M University and colleagues report that including more fruits and vegetables to the diet help patients with borderline […]

Continue reading More Fruits and Vegetables Beneficial for Kidney Disease

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Scientists from Korea have discovered that compounds extracted from purple corn grown in Peru and Chile may be used to treat kidney problems related to diabetes. This corn variety is related to the blue corn found in the US, and has been reported to possess anti-diabetic properties. Researcher Min-Kyung Kang and colleagues from the Department of Food and Nutrition and Department of Biochemistry at Hallym University in Korea studied the effects of purple corn anthocyanins (or flavonoids, a type of antioxidant) using cultured human cells and mice in separate experiments. The results of the study which were recently published in […]

Continue reading Purple Corn Anthocyanins for Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Posted in: Anthocyanins, Anti-diabetes, Antioxidants, Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diabetes Treatment, Kidney Disease, News Briefs

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