Hidden phosphorus in popular beverages

Nephrol Nurs J. Jul-Aug 2005;32(4):443-5.


To maintain normal serum phosphorus levels, dialysis patient education has emphasized adherence with phosphate binder prescription and low phosphorus diet. In addition to the standard advice to avoid dairy products and legumes, education also focused on lower phosphorus protein foods and beverages. To meet the public's demands for more high quality convenience food, food-processing practices have stepped up the use of phosphorus additives. These additives are now found in beverages that were once considered low in phosphorus content.

MeSH terms

  • Beverages / analysis
  • Food Additives / adverse effects*
  • Food Additives / analysis
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Phosphorus / analysis
  • Phosphorus / blood
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders / blood
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders / etiology*
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders / prevention & control
  • Phosphorus, Dietary / adverse effects*
  • Phosphorus, Dietary / analysis
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Food Additives
  • Phosphorus, Dietary
  • Phosphorus