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Fig. 2 | BMC Nephrology

Fig. 2

From: Role of low protein diet in management of different stages of chronic kidney disease - practical aspects

Fig. 2

A longer duration of study required to appreciate beneficial effect of LPD. The graph shows rate of decline in GFR in patients on usual protein (1.3 g/kg/day) and in those on low protein (0.58 g/kg/dy). Because of initial rapid decline in GFR which was hemodynamically mediated, although subsequent rate of decline was slower in subjects prescribed a low protein diet (solid line), the absolute decrease in GFR was not significantly different when compared to subjects allowed usual protein diet over a follow-up period of 36 months (F36). If the study had been continued further, it would have been possible to see the beneficial effect of low protein diet compared to usual protein diet as shown by extrapolated lines

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