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Proteinuria

Proteinuria is losses of large protein structures in the urine, which normally does not occur and signifies structural damage to the kidneys. A higher rate of proteinuria correlates with worsened kidney damage, and reductions in proteinuria reflect improved renal function.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Notable - See study
The study in diabetics noting a reduction in urinary albumin noted a near halving over 8 weeks with a low dose of ginkgo.
grade-c Minor - See study
A reduction in proteinuria has been noted in persons with kidney impairment given curcumin
grade-c - Very High See 2 studies
No evidence to support a reduction in the amount of protein lost in the urine of persons with diabetic nephropathy (UAE between 15-300mg/24 hours). Whether there is a preventative effect or not, there does not appear to be a rehabilitative effect.

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