This year World Kidney Day is putting the spotlight on obesity, a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. Obesity is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease: the World Health Organization Global Action Plan Target for obesity aims for a 0% rise by 2025.
The relation between kidney disease and obesity
The World Kidney Day website states that kidney disease is more likely to develop in obese people including in those with diabetes and hypertension, also risk Factors for CVD. You can find more information on this, including further references and sources, here.
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