Obesity and kidney disease: Hidden consequences of the epidemic

Csaba P. Kovesdy, Susan Furth, Carmine Zoccali, Philip Kam Tao Li, Gutllermo Garcia-Garcia, Mohammed Benghanem-Gharbi, Rite Boltaert, Sophie Dupuis, Timur Erte, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Charlotte Osafo, Miguel C. Riella, Elena Zakharova, World Kidney Day Steering Committee

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Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic. It is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for kidney stones and kidney cancer. This article is an accompaniment to World Kidney Day on 9 March 2017 to promote education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventative behaviours an affordable option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Kovesdy, C. P., Furth, S., Zoccali, C., Li, P. K. T., Garcia-Garcia, G., Benghanem-Gharbi, M., ... World Kidney Day Steering Committee (2017). Obesity and kidney disease: Hidden consequences of the epidemic. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 21(2), 45-48.