Chronic kidney disease more likely in obese young adults

(WIAT) — Many obese young adults are unaware they are at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine say between 6-11% of obese young adults have elevated levels of a protein in their urine, which signals that their kidneys aren’t functioning normally. The authors say very few of them were told they had a heightened risk for developing kidney disease.

More than 260,000 cancer-related deaths worldwide are being blamed on the global economic downturn that started in 2008. Researchers from Harvard and Oxford say unemployment during the economic crisis may have limited people’s access to health care, leading to late-stage diagnoses or delayed treatment.


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