“Structured aerobic exercise training over 12 weeks improves blood vessel function in people with stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease, according to a new study by physiologists at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Researchers also found that exercise reduced blood pressure reactivity in this population. ” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
In recent years, several studies have examined the effects of exercise in patients with chronic kidney disease. The results suggest wide-ranging benefits including better survival and possibly even a slower decline in kidney function.
Research has similarly shown positive effects from improved nutrition in chronic kidney disease patients. A study published in 2015 found omega-3 fatty acid supplements can help reduce inflammation, for example. Describing how, by supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids, the body’s synthesis of blood factors that help resolve inflammation can be increased, the researchers say this may have important implications for limiting inflammatory problems in chronic kidney disease.
Other research shows the progression of chronic kidney disease may be linked to vitamin D deficiency. Low selenium levels are a frequent finding in patients, while vitamin B6 status has also been shown to be important. Beneficial effects have been noted when patients supplement with vitamin E and other antioxidants.
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