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A low-carbohydrate diet may prevent end-stage renal failure in type 2 diabetes. A case report

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, June 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 883)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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Title
A low-carbohydrate diet may prevent end-stage renal failure in type 2 diabetes. A case report
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, June 2006
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-3-23
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jørgen Vesti Nielsen, Per Westerlund, Per Bygren

Abstract

An obese patient with type 2 diabetes whose diet was changed from the recommended high-carbohydrate, low-fat type to a low-carbohydrate diet showed a significant reduction in bodyweight, improved glycemic control and a reversal of a six year long decline of renal function. The reversal of the renal function was likely caused by both improved glycemic control and elimination of the patient's obesity. Insulin treatment in type 2 diabetes patients usually leads to weight increase which may cause further injury to the kidney. Although other unknown metabolic mechanisms cannot be excluded, it is likely that the obesity caused by the combination of high-carbohydrate diet and insulin in this case contributed to the patient's deteriorating kidney function. In such patients, where control of bodyweight and hyperglycemia is vital, a trial with a low-carbohydrate diet may be appropriate to avoid the risk of adding obesity-associated renal failure to already failing kidneys.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 3%
Germany 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 31 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 15%
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Other 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Other 7 21%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Psychology 1 3%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 175. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 August 2021.
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#151,872
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Outputs from Nutrition & Metabolism
#21
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Outputs of similar age
#1,085
of 172,487 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition & Metabolism
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