Eating Fish May Cut Diabetics' Kidney Risk

Fish twice a week linked to healthier organs
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2008 2:00 PM CST
The unique nutrient composition of fish could have properties that improve kidney function, researchers say.   (©adactio)
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(Newser) – Eating fish twice a week could help diabetics avoid life-threatening kidney diseases, reports the Washington Post. A British study discovered that diabetics who ate fish less than once a week were four times more likely to have protein in their urine—an early warning sign of kidney disease—than people who had fish at least twice weekly.

The "unique nutrient composition of fish" could help improve kidney function, said one of the researchers, whose work is published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Kidney specialists welcomed the findings, but called for more research—especially to determine whether the types of fish or method of preparation made a difference.