Renal diet quiz

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One point for each answer for Qs 1-12; 13 and 14 as indicated.

Question 1(a)

The average daily intake of NaCl in the UK is … (choose one of these and then click to see if you are correct)

FALSE 

FALSE 

FALSE 

TRUE – 9g/day (equivalent to 153mmol Na)

Question 1 (b)

And what is this in mmol of sodium?

1g of NaCl is 17mmol.
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Question 2(a)

What is the Department of Health’s recommendation for NaCl intake for the general population in the UK? (choose one of these and then click to see if you are correct)

FALSE 

TRUE – 6g/day. The physiological requirement is 3-20mmol/day!

FALSE 

FALSE


Question 2 (b)

And what is this in mmol of sodium? 


Question 3

Renal patients are advised to follow a ‘No added salt’ (NAS) diet. This is equivalent to: (choose one of these and then click to see if you are correct)

FALSE 

FALSE

FALSE 

TRUE – 80-100mmol/d: amazingly generous in some ways
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Question 4

How much sodium is there in 1g sodium bicarbonate? (choose one of these and then click to see if you are correct)

FALSE 

FALSE

TRUE11mmol. Renal patients may be prescribed 3 g per day!
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FALSE


Question 5

True or false? Salt substitutes (e.g. Lo Salt) are suitable for use by renal patients? Explain your answer. (choose one of these and then click to see if you are correct)

INCORRECT

CORRECT – They contain KCI, and are therefore a rich source of potassium.
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