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Vitamin B3 Could Treat Acute Kidney Injury


A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine suggests that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a form of vitamin B3 found in all living cells, has the potential to treat acute kidney injury.


A sudden decrease in kidney function occurring over a few hours or days, acute kidney failure results in a build-up of waste products in the blood and an imbalance of fluids in the body. While diabetes, hypertension, and advanced age are primary risk factors, it is also increasingly recognized as an in-hospital complication of sepsis, heart conditions, and surgery.

Fortunately, therefore, acute kidney failure is simply one of many serious kidney problems that have been shown to be helped by micronutrients. For example, numerous studies have demonstrated that a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and essential fatty acids can help prevent and control even chronic kidney disease. Similarly, research carried out by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that micronutrients are beneficial in kidney cancer.

To access easy-to-read summaries of scientific studies proving that micronutrients are effective against kidney diseases, visit the website of the Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health.

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