What is it about?

Adiposity has been recognized as one of the risk factors for chronic kidney disease, this study aims to investigate the relationship of BMI trajectories from childhood to midlife with subclinical kidney damage in midlife, a surrogate measure for chronic kidney disease.

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Why is it important?

Compared with having a persistently low body mass index, individuals with body mass index trajectories that increased from childhood to midlife had an increased risk of subclinical kidney damage in midlife.


Our study highlights the importance of preventing obesity across the life course to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease in later life.

Conghui Liu
University of Tasmania

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This page is a summary of: BMI Trajectories from Childhood to Midlife are Associated with Subclinical Kidney Damage in Midlife, Obesity, April 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/oby.23145.
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