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Vitamin D Curbs Albuminuria in Kidney Disease

Vitamin D supplementation decreases albuminuria and might slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to Spanish researchers.

“The study suggests that vitamin D repletion with daily mild doses of cholecalciferol may be effective to reduce albuminuria in patients with CKD 3-4 stage, with potential long-term benefits for this population,” Dr. Pablo Molina told Reuters Health by email. “In addition, we observed a modest but significant decline in PTH (parathyroid hormone) levels after cholecalciferol administration.”

In a report online August 24 in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Dr. Molina of Hospital Universitario Dr Peset, Valencia, and colleagues note that several observational studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency is related to albuminuria and other untoward effects. There is growing evidence that vitamin D receptor activation may have antiproteinuric effects.

Source: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Comment by LabFlorida

With more studies confirming links to multiple health conditions, Vitamin D testing is rapidly becoming a routine test – readily available at LabFlorida.