Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2023

Jyotsna Puthran

Indian Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, India

Title: Association of Dietary Phosphorus Intake with Serum Phosphate: An Observational Study in Maintenance of Hemodialysis Patients


Hyperphosphatemia increases mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Hyperphosphatemia in MHD patients is affected by diet and phosphate binders’ treatment. Thus, we undertook observational research to determine how dietary phosphorus consumption and phosphate binder’s adherence affect serum phosphate and phosphorus-to-protein ratio (PPR) in MHD. Associations of serum phosphate were examined with identified dietary patterns, organic (plant and animal-based) and inorganic, and whether the patients fully or partially adhered to the phosphate binders. We found a significant difference in phosphate binders on animal and plant sources, high with the animal pattern. However, our study showed no significant correlation in serum phosphate levels. This result could be due to phosphate bioavailability differing by food source and adherence of phosphate binders, which reflect the quantity of phosphate absorbed in the intestines. However, further mechanistic study is warranted.


I am Jyotsna Puthran, a clinical dietitian with Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Nutrition, a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dietetics and Hospital Food Service, and I am a Registered Dietitian from Mumbai. Additionally, I have completed a Certificate Course in Renal Nutrition from the Indian Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and an MSc in Diabetes Management.
Over the past 10 years, I have worked in the field of nutrition and dietetics in both India and the UAE. Currently, I am a valuable member of the healthcare team at Al Dhannah Hospital in Ruwais. My expertise has helped numerous patients manage their health conditions effectively by providing customized nutritional counseling and support. My area of interest lies in renal and diabetes nutrition, and I am always excited to share my knowledge and expertise in these areas.
My academic and professional achievements have equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in my field. I am passionate about helping people lead a healthy lifestyle and committed to continuous learning and professional development to stay up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in the field.