- A low-protein diet concomitant with high calorie intake preserves renal function and structure in diabetic OLETF ratsSanae Matsuda
Kagawa Nutrition University, 3 9 21 Chiyoda, Sakado, Saitama 350 0288, Japan
Clin Exp Nephrol 8:322-30. 2004..Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats, a spontaneous type 2 diabetes model, were used to clarify whether and how a low-protein diet prevents progressive diabetic nephropathy, in terms of functional and structural parameters...
- Green asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) prevented hypertension by an inhibitory effect on angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in the kidney of spontaneously hypertensive ratsMatsuda Sanae
Department of Food and Nutrition, Junior College of Kagawa Nutrition University, 3 24 3 Komagome, Toshima ku, Tokyo 170 8481, Japan
J Agric Food Chem 61:5520-5. 2013..In conclusion, 2″-hydroxynicotianamine in asparagus may be one of the factors inhibiting ACE activity in the kidney, thus preventing hypertension and preserving renal function...