Obesity and kidney disease: Hidden consequences of the epidemic

World Kidney Day Steering Committee

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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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