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Many diseases are associated with being obese, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, however, a relatively unknown threat to kidney function is also incurred with excess weight. An American study found that out of a population of people, those with higher BMIs (body mass index) were more likely to developed end-stage renal failure due to an assumed increased demand on the kidneys. Those people who were identified as being overweight, compared to obese, were at a 90% greater risk of developing kidney disease than those with normal weight.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by NewIndPress.com
About: Kidney disease goes in hand with obesity
Date: 4 January 2005
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