Curcumin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

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“Curcumin supplementation increases levels of beneficial gut microbes that limit actions of toxins and eases chronic kidney disease symptoms, according to new research.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing global health problem. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in 2016 assessed data on almost 7 million patients and found that all stages of this disease are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular morbidity, premature mortality, and/or decreased quality of life. With a high global prevalence of between 11 and 13 percent, CKD places a major economic burden on healthcare systems worldwide. While conventional drug-oriented medicine has failed to successfully prevent or treat it, numerous studies clearly show that micronutrient-based approaches to CKD are both safe and effective.

In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial published in 2015, Australian scientists demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can help reduce inflammation for people with chronic kidney disease. Describing how their work shows that, by supplementing such patients with fatty acids, the body’s synthesis of blood factors that help resolve inflammation can be increased, the researchers concluded this may have important implications for limiting inflammatory problems in chronic kidney disease.

To learn more about the natural treatment of chronic kidney disease, read this article on our website.

To learn more about the health protective effects of curcumin, see this article on our website.

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