Corresponding Author: Hiroshi BANDO, MD, PhD, FACP ORCID iD Address: Tokushima University /Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan. Received date: 06 January 2021; Accepted date: 08 February 2021; Published date: 15 February 2021
Citation: Kato Y, Kato Y, Bando H. Perspectives Concerning the Influence of Protein Intake for Renal Function in Diabetic Nephropathy. Diab Res Open Access. 2021 Feb 15;3(1):7-10.
Keywords: Diabetic Nephropathy, American Diabetes Association (ADA), Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR), Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Abbreviations: American Diabetes Association (ADA); Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR); Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD); Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Regarding the diet treatment of diabetic nephropathy, protein restriction has been recommended. American Diabetes Association (ADA) proposed protein restriction guidelines in the 2008 edition. However, this comment was deleted in the 2013/2019 edition, because of insufficient evidence. A recent report showed that the intake of plant protein has a protective effect on the decrease of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and the intake of animal protein has neither protection nor deterioration. There are controversies about the relationship between protein intake and the reduction of renal function. Further research will be expected for diabetic nephropathy, diabetic kidney disease (DKD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD).