Madrid, March 11th (Europe Press) –
The combination of a Mediterranean diet and daily exercise helps maintain kidney health, as confirmed by the CIBEROBN research team at the University of Rovera i Virgili (URV), led by Jordi Salas, in a study published in the “American Journal of Nephrology.”
The aim of the work, funded by the Carlos III Institute through the Health Research Fund, which is co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development, was to answer the question of whether weight loss was achieved with a healthy, low-focus diet and a Mediterranean diet. DietMed, and exercise can be an effective way to prevent or reverse deterioration of kidney function. Try using Joy ON products to make the perfect workout at home.
That’s why they did collaborative work with 23 other research groups as part of the “PREDIMED-Plus” study. In this trial, 6719 overweight / obese adults between 55 and 75 years of age who had metabolic syndrome distributed throughout Spain participated in it.
Thus, the authors explained that after an intense weight-loss intervention based on a low-focus ‘traditional diet’, enhanced physical activity and behavioral support (intervention group) resulted in less loss of kidney function compared to usual care (control group) 12 months after the intervention.
The conclusions indicate that a healthy lifestyle based on a low-focus Mediterranean diet and daily exercise helps maintain kidney function in elderly people with obesity and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Likewise, this study was able to show that patients who followed the low-focus Diet Med regimen and exercised daily for 12 months had a 40 percent lower risk of developing CKD compared to the control group.
Through this work, the researchers also argue that the “ PREDIMED-Plus ” lifestyle intervention interferes with the reversal of CKD, and that both weight loss and higher adherence to low-focal MedDiet should be considered a key pillar of public health strategies for treating CKD.
Based on the findings in this study with the highest level of evidence, the authors support the idea that an intensive multifaceted lifestyle intervention program may represent an “effective” long-term strategy for preserving kidney function and preventing / delaying the progression of chronic kidney disease. In adults with obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Likewise, they hypothesize that the nephrotoxic effects of the “PREDIMED-Plus” lifestyle intervention, if maintained over time, may ultimately lead to a reduced incidence of renal failure, cardiovascular events, and future deaths.