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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Acid-base balance and kidney, bone, and muscle health in Veterans with preserved renal function
Principal Investigator:

Kalani L Raphael

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common, morbid, and costly condition that significantly impacts Veteran health. Apart from diabetes and hypertension control, there are no other therapies that prevent CKD. Results from large cohort studies suggest that diets that are higher in acid content increase the risk of CKD and end- stage renal disease. Further, dietary acid excess and metabolic acidosis are linked with bone demineralization, muscle catabolism, and physical dysfunction, which could be im...

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