A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that consuming a Mediterranean diet may aid kidney health in kidney transplant recipients. The researchers examined the dietary intake of 632 adult kidney transplant recipients using a 177-item validated food frequency questionnaire. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was assessed using a nine-point Mediterranean Diet Score. Primary end point of the study was graft failure and secondary end points included kidney function decline and graft loss.
During a median follow-up of 5.4 years, 76 participants developed graft failure, 119 developed kidney function decline, and 181 developed graft loss. The researchers found that the Mediterranean Diet Score was inversely associated with all study end points—graft failure, kidney function decline, and graft loss. In fact, for every two-point increase in the Mediterranean Diet Score, there was a 29% lower risk of kidney function decline and a 32% lower risk of kidney failure.
General Mills has reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended May 31, 2020.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bayer AG said it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits with U.S. plaintiffs alleging the company’s Roundup herbicide causes cancer, a milestone in the German company’s legal battle that has been weighing down its share price for nearly two years.
According to Reuters, U.S. supermarket operator Albertsons decided to go ahead with a downsized $800 million initial public offering (IPO) on June 25, the culmination of multiple attempts by its private equity owner Cerberus Capital Management LP to cash out.
PepsiCo has published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s plan to help build a more sustainable food system.
According to Reuters, U.S. grocery retailer Albertsons has said its initial public offering would be on target to raise up to $1.32 billion.
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