Reduced phosphate doesn't prolong life in ESRD patients

12/10/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Physicians often advise end-stage renal disease patients to restrict phosphate intake, but a study showed it did not prolong the lives of those receiving hemodialysis. Data showed that patients on a restricted phosphate diet had poorer nutritional status and needed more dietary supplements, while those on a more liberal plan had lower mortality rates during the study period.

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