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Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences
Chronic kidney disease is a growing area of nutritional concern as the number of diagnosed cases increases. Children suffering from these renal diseases require special attention and medical nutrition therapy because of concerns and problems unique to this renal population. Uncontrolled kidney failure in pediatric patients can result in a number of consequences, such as growth retardation, anemia, metabolic imbalances, renal osteodystrophy, anorexia, and malnutrition. With the proper guidance, medical interventions, and dietary prescriptions, these untimely side effects can be reduced or avoided all together.
Firmage, Rachael, "Nutritional Concerns in Pediatric Renal Disease" (2006). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 741.
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