DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Causes of Low Cholesterol in People with Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/assessing your risk/causes-of-low-cholesterol-in-people-with-kidney-disease/a/7811

For most people, a low cholesterol lab result indicates less risk of cardiovascular disease, but for someone with kidney disease, the relationship between low cholesterol and heart disease is less clear. A low cholesterol reading can be caused by complications related to chronic kidney disease (CKD), such as malnutrition and inflammation.