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Obesity is a cause of kidney disease, new research says

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The FINANCIAL — Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered that obesity can increase the chances of someone developing kidney disease. Funded by Kidney Research UK and the Medical Research Council, this new study has found that fat all over the body increases risk, not just fat around the middle (tummy fat), and suggests controlling weight could be a new way to manage kidney disease risk. This research was published today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Previous studies have found that obesity is linked with an increased risk of kidney disease. But it wasn’t clear…

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Obesity is a cause of kidney disease, new research says

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered that obesity can increase the chances of someone developing kidney disease. Funded by Kidney Research UK and the Medical Research Council, this new study has found that fat all over the body increases risk, not just fat around the middle (tummy fat), and suggests…