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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-15

Simple nutritional intervention improved hyperphosphatemia in hemodialysis Egyptian patients

1 Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt
2 Department of Internal medicine and Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
3 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt

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Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University
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Twenty three patients on maintenance-hemodialysis were selected from El Doaah and El Rayan hospitals, in Cairo. Thirteen patients were first advised to adhere to a simple diet for 4 months, suggested by the National Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt. On the 5th month, 10 patients were included, and all patients received the diet + 2 cups of green tea/day, for 4 months. 2 patients with hyperparathyroidism were excluded. Blood samples were taken at baseline and monthly from all patients. Serum phosphorous, calcium, and Ca x P were measured together with, urea and creatinine. Results: The phosphorous levels were significantly reduced (from 6.58 to 4.4 mg/dL), while the calcium levels were elevated (from 7.9 to 9.2 mg/dL), resulting in a decrease in Ca x P (from 51.9 to 40.9 mg2/dL2) at all intervals, showing maximum effect after adding green tea to the diets. These effects were observed in total, male, and female patients.

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