Red meat consumption elevates kidney failure risk
A new study has furnished a fact that excess consumption of red meat can increase the risk of kidney failure.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A new study has furnished a fact that excess consumption of red meat can increase the risk of kidney failure.
The study adds that consuming plant-based sources of protein may significantly reduce this risk.
Increasing number of people are developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The findings showed that people who consumed the highest quantity of red meat had a 40 per cent increased risk of developing ESRD compared to people consuming the lowest amount.
On the other hand, substituting one serving of red meat with other sources of protein like eggs, dairy products, soy, and legumes reduced the risk of ESRD by up to 62 per cent.
(With IANS inputs)