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Posted on 05-09-2013

KIDNEY DISEASE AND BEING OVERWEIGHT

Good morning North State!

The April 2013 issue of the Journal of American Society of Nephrology found being overweight in young adulthood may significantly increase individuals' risks of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) by the time they become seniors. Those who were overweight in their late 20s and early 30s were twice as likely to have CKD at age 60-64 years compared with those who first became overweight at age 60-64 years or never became overweight. Larger waist-to-hip ratios ("apple-shaped" bodies) at ages 43 and 53 years were also linked with CKD at age 60-64 years. Researchers estimate that 36% of CKD cases at age 60-64 in the United States population could be avoided if nobody became overweight until at least that age.

More and more research is pointing out that we can't merely rely on age for our health.  If you have been telling yourself as a young person that I'll wait to get in shape when I'm older and need to worry about it...you are just kidding yourself.  Give our office a call at 243-9464 for some guidance on starting a safe exercise and nutritional program to get started.  It's your future...be there healthy with WellnessOne!

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