Renal function parameters of Thai vegans compared with non-vegans

Ren Fail. 2007;29(2):219-20. doi: 10.1080/08860220601098912.


In Asia, vegetarianism is a well-established eating behavior. It appears that the adoption of a vegan diet leads to a lessening of several health risk factors. Although vegetarianism has some notable effects on the hematological system, the effect on the nephrological system has not been well clarified. The pattern of renal function parameters was studied in 25 Thai vegans compared with 25 non-vegetarians. Of the studied parameters, it was found that urine protein was significantly different (p < 0.05) in vegans and controls. Vegans had significantly lower urine protein level.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Creatinine / blood
  • Diet, Vegetarian*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Function Tests*
  • Proteinuria / epidemiology
  • Thailand


  • Creatinine