Eating fish twice per week good for kidneys in those with diabetes

Winter 2008 CSANews Issue 69  |  Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.Back to list

Diabetics may be able to ward off kidney disease by eating fish twice per week, according to a new study. Researchers explain that the unique nutrient composition of fish may benefit kidney function by enhancing blood glucose control and improving plasma lipid proteins. Having protein in the urine (albuminuria) is one of the earliest signs of kidney disease. Besides eating fish twice per week, other measures for lowing the risk of albuminuria include controlling glucose levels and blood pressure, quitting smoking and following a strict diabetic diet.