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Is it safe to eat Southern-style foods if I have chronic kidney disease?

Researchers say foods labeled as Southern-style could lead to a higher risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. That’s the conclusion of medical experts who analyzed the diet patterns of close to 4,000 adults with chronic kidney disease (but who had not started dialysis). The researchers found that adults who ate a Southern-style diet, primarily fried or processed meats and sugary beverages, had a 50% increase in their risk of death in less than seven years. The study also found that consuming more fruits and vegetables is linked to improved survival.

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