Prof. Denis Fouque (Lyon, France) says that it is important to reduce protein intake because the kidney cannot eliminate all degradation products of proteins. By reducing protein intake, overall you can possibly reduce chronic inflammation. Insulin resistance is improved and phosphate load is reduced. Another possibility to reduce serum phosphate is using phosphate binders to add to the benefits of a low protein diet.
About the speaker
Denis Fouque, MD, PhD, is Professor of Nephrology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon, and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon, France. Dr Fouque has published 170 papers, including reviews, meta-analyses and 13 book chapters. His research fields are in nutrition and metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease and dialysis. He is Director of adipocyte dysfunction research group in INSERM 1060 Unit at the University Claude Bernard Lyon. Dr Fouque also got training in Evidence based Medicine by founding the Cochrane Collaboration Renal Group in 1997 and being the Co-ordinating Editor until 2001. Dr Fouque was President of the International Society for Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (2004–2006), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Renal Nutrition (2003-2010) and chairman of the ERA-EDTA Nutrition Guideline (2007). Dr Fouque is currently vice-chairman of the European Renal Best Practice group of ERA-EDTA and a member of the K-DIGO Advisory Board.