Nutrient Profile of Renal Specific Formula

Author(s): Owen Kelly, BS, PhD


It is well known that nutrient guidelines/recommendations exist for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). In fact, the renal diet is considered to be the strictest and most confusing diet for any CKD patient. This article will look closer at what type of ingredients should be considered for, and be contained in, a renal specific enteral formula.
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Owen Kelly, BS, PhD

Dr Kelly obtained both his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition from University College Cork, Ireland. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Florida State University, Dr. Kelly received an American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award for his work in obesity and bone. Dr. Kelly is also a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr.) through the Association for Nutrition in the UK. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Dr Kelly worked as an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University where he lectured to dietetic and nursing students. Currently a Research Scientist in Abbott Nutrition, he is the lead scientist for renal products. Other responsibilities include: providing support for new clinical trials by assisting in protocol design and supporting ongoing clinical trials by assisting with the interpretation and publication of data. Dr. Kelly provides scientific input for products and claims in new and existing products. Dr. Kelly provides education globally and collaborates with internal and external teams to conceive and execute new product ideas and concepts.

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