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Is obesity a risk factor for chronic kidney disease in children?
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PMID:  23150030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There is a rapid increase worldwide in the prevalence of obesity in adults and children. Obesity is not only a comorbidity for chronic kidney disease (CKD) but may also be a risk factor for CKD. Epidemiological correlations and pathophysiological changes have been observed associating obesity with CKD. Low birth weight may be associated with both obesity and low nephron mass, leading to CKD later in life. Elevated levels of adipokines, such as leptin and adiponectin, in obesity may be factors in CKD pathogenesis and progression. Furthermore, various other factors, such as hypertension, increased cardiovascular morbidity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and lipotoxicity, may play significant roles in the pathogenesis of CKD in obesity. Reduction in obesity, which is a potentially modifiable risk factor, might help decrease the burden of CKD in the population. Apart from individualized options, community-based interventions have the potential to create a strong impact in this condition.
Sujana S Gunta; Robert H Mak
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. MC 0634, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0634, USA.
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