VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN KIDNEY DISEASE: A THOUGHTFUL PERSPECTIVE ON SUPPLEMENTS
To supplement or not to supplement? A question posed by patients, friends and family members to practically every RDN and nutrition student. The question becomes even more complicated when it pertains to those impacted by chronic disease states, such as kidney disease. Kidney disease alters the way the body makes and processes certain vitamins and minerals and impacts their requirements.
This webinar is designed to remove some of the confusion around vitamin and mineral supplementation in kidney disease patients by reviewing the most up to date literature and recommendations. It will also provide practical, clinical cases and recommendations for future research.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify at-risk vitamins and minerals for renal disease patients and describe their physiological function.
Explain and assess the current literature on supplementation of at-risk vitamins and minerals for renal disease patients.
Describe clinical considerations prior to initiating supplementation of at-risk vitamins and minerals.
Jessica Bihuniak, PhD, RD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Dr. Bihuniak’s clinical studies focus on nutritional interventions across the life span. She is interested in how different sources of dietary protein and amino acids affects skeletal health and body composition. She is also actively pursuing studies evaluating the impact of a Mediterranean-Style diet on a variety of health outcomes, including pediatric oral health. Dr. Bihuniak has served as a faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UCONN and was recognized for her excellence in both teaching and research. She was also appointed as a Visiting Research Scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.