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Kidney and bladder health

22 November 2010

Moms health ups your kidney disease risk

Children with Chronic Kidney Disease are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy, according to a study.

Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy, according to a study by Christine W. Hsu, MD (University of Washington, Seattle) and colleagues.

The overall rate of childhood CKD was approximately 0.26% about 1 case per 400 live births. When investigators adjusted for length of gestation, CKD risk was 69% higher for children whose mothers had diabetes before pregnancy.

For children whose mothers developed diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), there was a 28% increase in CKD risk. Children of obese mothers demonstrated a 22% increase in CKD risk.

 

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