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Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic
Turkish Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and also for Chronic Kidney Disease. A high body mass index is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset Chronic Kidney Disease. In individuals affected by obesity, compensatory hyperfiltration occurs to meet the heightened metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increasedoi:10.5262/tndt.2017.1001.01 fatcat:4prvjqzuqfgo7glxh4x5lq2h6y