Navigation Links
Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys
Date:10/10/2007

Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even low levels of lead exposure accelerated chronic kidney disease in rats by raising their blood pressure and hastening certain kinds of cellular damage, U.S. researchers report.

Previous studies in workers have found an association between lead exposure and high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), kidney disease and gout.

In this new study, male rats were given drinking water containing low levels of lead for 16 weeks, resulting in modest increases in the amount of lead in their blood. The lead exposure was associated with weight loss, increased blood pressure, a decline in kidney function, greater urinary protein, and increased scarring in the renal capillary system.

Researchers at the University of Florida said the most striking finding was that the low level lead exposure worsened kidney tissue disease. They published their findings online in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology.

"This study examined the effect of mild, chronic lead intoxication in an experimental model of chronic renal disease. The dose of lead administered resulted in mild toxicity. The degree of lead poisoning was sufficient to cause higher blood pressure and accelerate the progression of renal [kidney] failure," senior researcher Richard J. Johnson said in a prepared statement.

More information

The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry has more about lead.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Physiological Society, news release, Oct. 9, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Narcolepsy May Be Caused By Environmental Exposures: Study
2. Moderate drinking can be good for the kidneys
3. Kidneys Can Be Transplanted From Animals Such As Pigs In Future
4. The Exposure Of Cadmium And Its Effects On Kidneys
5. Both Kidneys Robbed From A Poor Rickshaw Driver In Bihar
6. Couples To Swap Kidneys In Chicago
7. Blood Flow to Kidneys Better Restored by Less Invasive Procedures
8. White Blood Cells Can Both Hurt and Help Transplanted Kidneys
9. On the Fast Buck Trail: Kidneys on Sale
10. New Drug Mix to Extend Life of Transplanted Kidneys
11. The Long Wait ... Dying for Lack of Kidneys
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in concert ... capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and professional ... than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), ... (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) ... MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the forecast ... to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: