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Kidney and bladder health

19 August 2011

Metabolic syndrome: kidney disease?

High blood pressure, high blood sugar, abdominal fat, low good cholesterol may contribute to kidney disease.

High blood pressure, high blood sugar, abdominal fat, low good cholesterol may contribute to kidney disease. Metabolic syndrome comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people's risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death when they occur together.

Relationship between metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

  • People with metabolic syndrome have a 55% increased risk of developing kidney problems, especially lower kidney function, indicative of kidney disease.
  • Individual components of metabolic syndrome are linked with the development of kidney disease.
  • Kidney disease risk increases as the number of metabolic syndrome components increases.

 

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