Kidney Disease Can Happen Due to Obesity in Young Age

kidney disease due to obesity

Obesity and overweight are often associated with various diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases. According to recent research, obese since young are known to increase the risk of kidney disease. A new study analyzing long-term data about 4,600 people in the United Kingdom who was born in 1946 in March. Body mass index of the participants is quite variable ranging from 20 to 64. Body mass index is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight. People classified as obese if their body mass index above 29.

Obesity at a Young Age Are at Risk of Having Kidney Disease When Older

Those who are overweight and even obese at a young age (26-36 years) had a higher risk for chronic kidney disease when they entered the age of 60 years, compared with those who were not obese either at a young age or in old age.

The study, published in the journal of the American Society of Nephrology shows that people who have hip-waist circumference ratio are large when middle age is also associated with chronic kidney disease when their age 60-64 years. The researchers believed if the chronic kidney disease risk when age 60-64 years of age could be prevented by up to 36 percent by avoiding obesity until reaching that age.

According to one of the authors of the study, Dr. Dorothea Nitsch, these findings represent the first time how obesity at a young age can affect the risk of kidney disease. However, this research has not been able to ascertain whether obesity at a young age is really the cause of chronic kidney disease when old age. However, researchers still believe that if the risk of chronic kidney disease gets bigger when someone is experiencing obesity at a young age.

According to WHO (World Health Organization), in 2008, a total of 1.4 billion adults are overweight, where 500 million of them are obese. Therefore, keep your weight in order not to overweight or even obese, so avoid the various diseases that threaten, one of which is kidney disease.

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