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Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant
Date:1/21/2013

transplant need to be aware that their weight may affect the success of the transplant and should work with their doctor to manage their weight in a healthy way, the authors recommended.

In addition, they noted, further studies are needed to determine the highest BMI at which kidney transplantation should be recommended for obese patients, to refine ways of measuring obesity, and to establish the benefits of losing weight prior to a kidney transplant.

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The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplantation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Saint Louis University, news release, Jan. 14, 2013


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