We all know fuits and vegetable are very important for our body as they deliver many vital nutrients to it. Now, a study claims that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables may be associated with a lower risk of premature death in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Kidney failure patients on hemodialysis are often discouraged from this type of diet due to its capacity to cause a build-up of potassium. As per the study, although a higher fruit and vegetable intake is linked with lower cardiovascular population, its higher consumption is associated with lower all-cause and non-cardiovascular death in the hemodialysis population as well.
According to The findings, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), patients who had less than 10 servings of combined fruits and vegetables per week, had 10 per cent lower risks of death from any cause and 12 per cent lower risks of deaths from non-cardiovascular causes. In addition, those who had more than 10 servings had a 20 per cent lower risks of death from any cause and 23 per cent lower risks of deaths from non-cardiovascular causes.
Associate Professor Germaine Wong from the University of Sydney said that, the findings suggest that well-meaning guidance to limit fruit and vegetable intake to prevent higher dietary potassium load may deprive hemodialysis patients of the potential benefits of these foods. However, intervention trials of fruit and vegetable intake are needed to support dietary recommendations for hemodialysis patients