Navigation Links
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later
Date:4/4/2013

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight young adults are much more likely than those who are not overweight to develop kidney disease by the time they are seniors, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study of nearly 4,600 people in the United Kingdom who were born in March 1946. The data included the participants' body-mass index at ages 20, 26, 36, 43, 53 and 60 to 64. Body-mass index is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight.

Participants who were overweight in early adulthood -- ages 26 or 36 -- were twice as likely to have chronic kidney disease at ages 60 to 64, compared with those who were never overweight or did not become overweight until ages 60 to 64.

Having a larger waist-to-hip ratio (called an apple-shaped body) during middle age also was associated with chronic kidney disease at ages 60 to 64, according to the study, which was published online April 4 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

The researchers calculated that 36 percent of chronic kidney disease cases in people aged 60 to 64 could be prevented if nobody became overweight until at least that age.

"To our knowledge we are the first to report how age of exposure to overweight ... may affect kidney disease risk," study author Dr. Dorothea Nitsch, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said in a journal news release.

It isn't clear whether being overweight in early adulthood or the length of time people are overweight is behind the increased risk of chronic kidney disease at ages 60 to 64. Either explanation suggests that preventing excess weight gain in early adulthood could greatly reduce a person's risk of developing chronic kidney disease, the researchers said.

They added that preventing excess weight gain in early adulthood appears to have a larger effect than any known treatment for chronic kidney disease.

Although the study tied being overweight in young adulthood to kidney disease later in life, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

More than 1.4 billion adults worldwide were overweight in 2008, including about 500 million who were obese, according to the World Health Organization.

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about chronic kidney disease.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, news release, April 4, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
2. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
3. In Moms Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be
4. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
5. Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says
6. Docs Arent Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study
7. Antibiotic Use in Infants Tied to Overweight Later: Study
8. Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer
9. Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
10. Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
11. Only children are significantly more likely to be overweight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... With the cold weather here, many people will have to clear snow with snow blowers ... of snow, but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly. That’s why Amica Insurance ... proper use of snow blowers:, , When removing wet snow or ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, begins 2017 with an update ... their readers to get the information they desire. The procedures are now listed according ... on those particular areas. , “We are excited to streamline our listings in a ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Bio-Optronics Inc. is proud to announce the ... to seamlessly integrate and streamline the way researchers prepare and conduct patient visits. ... and improving efficiency significantly for users – a first in the CTMS industry. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... staff members in 2017 who are passionate about making a difference in the ... and headquartered in Tampa, UMA, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, has more than ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... For the third year running, Noto Insurance ... surrounding area, is inaugurating a charity event to help raise funds for ... Gehrig's disease or motor neurone disease, is a deadly neurological disorder that affects ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)...   Science Exchange , the leading marketplace ... the first five replication studies from the ... in eLife today. Despite intense scrutiny around reproducibility ... evaluation of reproducibility rates that may identify specific ... assessments of reproducibility, the results of this project ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 18, 2017 , , Marks E-QURE ... distribution agreement, following similar agreements in Israel ... Wound care is $2 5 billion ... E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in medical devices for the treatment of ... Médica Equipos Médicos S.A.S. (TeckMedica) in Colombia for the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017 The drug ... billion by 2021 from USD 1,179.20 billion in 2016, ... Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing demand for ... factors driving the growth of this market. Whereas, self-administration ... generic drugs offer significant growth opportunities for players operating ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: