Journal Watch - Malnutrition
Too-high OR Too-low LDL Cholesterol and Survival on PD
A retrospective study in China looked at data from 3,565 people starting PD from 2005 to 2020. Both higher and lower levels of LDL-C were linked with higher all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Malnutrition and low LDL-C was especially risky.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-08-11)
Oral Hygiene and Nutritional Status on PD
Clean teeth mattered for nutritional status and hand grip strength in a small study (n=41) of people on PD. Inflamed gums can cause tooth loss and limit what people can eat. Those with dirty to very dirty teeth had poorer nutrition than those with clean or slightly dirty teeth, and their hand grips were weaker. Those with dirty teeth also had more GI symptoms and a higher risk of malnutrition.
Read the abstract » | (added 2021-12-16)