Kidney Health

Diabetes is currently the most common cause of chronic kidney disease and failure in the United States. Over time, diseased kidneys may lose their ability to filter substances all together, which can result in end stage renal disease. Patients are counseled on dietary carbohydrate and sugar intake to reduce the complications of diabetes. Additionally, sugar consumption and fructose consumption have been widely studied to further investigate the long term health effects on the kidneys.

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Research Study Summaries

Calorie Control Council Response to Johnson et al

The effect of fructose on renal biology and disease


Calorie Control Council Response to Douard et al

Dietary Fructose Inhibits Intestinal Calcium Absorption and Induces Vitamin D Insufficiency in CKD


Calorie Control Council Response to Choi Editorial

The not-so-sweet side of fructose


Fructose, but not dextrose, accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease.

The authors have adopted the hypothesis of Bray et al that fructose/HFCS are uniquely responsible for the obesity/metabolic syndrome epidemic. They have extended the Bray hypothesis to suggest in this paper that fructose/HFCS are also unique contributors to chronic kidney disease.