Coaching adults with chronic kidney disease to increase water intake did not significantly slow the decline in kidney function at 1-year follow-up, according to a randomized clinical trial that will appear in JAMA.
“The take-away message is 1, patients with progressive stage 3 [chronic kidney disease] CKD can safely increase their level of hydration on average by three glasses of water per day without adverse effects [and] 2, this increase in hydration results in a significant suppression in anti-diuretic hormone but it is not associated with a measurable slowing in loss of kidney function as measured by change in [estimated glomerular filtration rate] (eGFR) over 1 year,” lead author William F. Clark, MD, of the London Health Sciences Center in Ontario, told Healio Nephrology.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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