Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obese Teens More Easily Damaged kidneys

Jakarta, Overweight and obesity are not only dangerous when it is old. In adolescents were, the risk of disruption due to the disease has appeared overweight. A study in Israel found that obese or overweight during adolescence increases the risk of kidney disease.

According to a study published the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, adolescents who were overweight at age 17 years had a 3-fold likelihood greater end-stage renal disease 25 years compared with the general population. Teens who suffer from obesity also have the possibility of kidney disease 7 times larger.

The researchers analyzed data collected in 1967 and 1997 containing information on 1.2 million people aged 17 and older. The participants examined the condition of fitness selection at the Israeli military. The participants were then checked for the kidney disease is called end stage renal disease (ESRD). This disease can only be treated with dialysis or a kidney dialysis and transplant.

The results showed that as many as 874 participants were treated for ESRD greeting the next 25 years. if simplified, there is an average of 2.87 ESRD cases per 100,000 people per year. In people who are overweight, the average was 6.08 cases per 100,000 people per year. In obese adolescents, the ratio of 13.4 cases per 100,000 people per year.

These findings suggest an increased risk of ESRD in people being overweight and obese, either with or without diabetes. Teens who are overweight at age 17 years had a 6 times greater likelihood develop ESRD compared with normal-weight adolescents.

In adolescents who suffer from obesity at age 17, the risk of developing ESRD increased 19-fold. Fortunately researchers also noted that the disease is still counted EDRD rare. In general, only 2 percent of patients with chronic kidney disease who then have ESRD.

"This study adds ESRD kidney disease to the list of diseases associated with overweight and obesity in adolescents," said Dr. Kirsten Johansen, kidney health experts in San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center as reported MyHealthNewsDaily.com, Wednesday (31/10 / 2012).

Unfortunately, researchers do not yet know exactly how being overweight can lead to kidney disease. Some evidence suggests that obesity is directly injure the kidney. It could also be because obese people have hormonal imbalances that affect kidney function

Source : detikHealth

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