THE MIRROR: 'Piling on the pounds is crippling your kidneys but weight loss could reverse issues'

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Release date: 24/3/2022

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Title'Piling on the pounds is crippling your kidneys but weight loss could reverse issues'
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date24/03/22
DescriptionAnd at Manchester University, Professor Maciej Tomaszewski believes weight loss could prevent or even reverse kidney issues.

His team analysed data from around 300,000 participants in the UK, using one of the largest collections of human kidney samples.

They extracted information on the two most common measurements of obesity: body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). These were correlated with various ­measurements of kidney function....

...Dr Xiaoguang Xu, from Manchester University, said: “Our evidence substantiates the value of weight loss as a strategy of preventing or reversing a decline in kidney health, as well as decreasing the risk of renal disease. We hope our findings will help to stimulate further research and drive the development of public health ­policies to improve kidney health through encouraging weight loss.”
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/piling-pounds-crippling-your-kidneys-26548807
PersonsXiaoguang Xu, Maciej Tomaszewski