Effect of Hemodialysis and Diet on the Exhaled Breath Methanol Concentration in Patients With ESRD
Journal of Renal Nutrition, 04/27/2012
Lee HJ et al. – Dietary restriction of fruits and vegetables lowers methanol production by the gut microbial flora in End–stage renal disease patients. Perhaps, methanol is a reliable breath biomarker to monitor individuals’ daily fiber intake. Breath methanol is dramatically reduced by hemodialysis, reflecting its efficient removal.