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Kidney transplant patients often gain weight right after transplant because of anti-rejection medication side-effects, like prednisone. One of the known side-effects of prednisone is an insatiable appetite which contributes to weight gain. A good kidney transplant recovery diet helps control your weight so there is less risk of developing diabetes and heart complications after transplant. This video highlights some kidney transplant recovery diet tips to help prevent weight gain.
National Kidney Foundation
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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