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News & Events | Articles | February 4, 2016

Sugar and the Kidney

Dr. Sofia Ahmed
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, UCalgary

February 4, 2016
12:00 -12:50 pm
Rose Room
Third Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session was recorded, you may access it here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p6qt8t83scj/

Presentation Summary:

Sugar consumption is increasing in modern society with a concomitant increase in adverse health outcomes, including kidney disease. The evidence surrounding the effect of sugar, and specifically fructose, on health outcomes will be discussed.
Suggestions for recruitment to a trial examining the effects of sugar on kidney function will be sought from the audience.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the evidence linking sugar intake to kidney disease and other important health outcomes.
2. Understand the differences in types of sugar and forms of intake by humans.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.