Time to throw "Kidney Health" onto the pile. This study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology show that those who adhered to this dietary approach were also protected from kidney disease.
In fact, the researchers scored the diets of 900 people over seven years to see how close they were eating according to a Mediterranean diet. Then they tested the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) on this group, which is the best test to measure the level of kidney dysfunction and determine your stage of kidney disease.
The tighter people kept to the Mediterranean diet, the better the results. The more they veered off the Mediterranean diet, the worse the results. Those who ate closest to this approach reduced their chances of getting chronic kidney disease by a whopping 50%, and reduced their chances of rapid kidney function decline by 42%.
That's a ratio of 17:1. Amazing.
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