An investigation into pulse fibre fermentation and nitrogen excretion in patients with chronic renal failure

  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Wendy Dahl

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Florida - Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition


To determine the effectiveness of various pulse fibre sources, the dose response of the most effective pulse fibre, and the long term effectiveness of a single pulse fibre, or combination on uremia, kidney infection, and nutritional status.


Pea hull fibre supplementation of the diets of chronic kidney disease patients resulted in significant improvements in bowel function with no adverse gastrointestinal symptoms. Foods with added pea hull fibre may have positive impacts on specific components of quality of life and clinical markers of kidney function in patients.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2012