Association between body mass index and CKD in apparently healthy men.

  title={Association between body mass index and CKD in apparently healthy men.},
  author={Rebecca P. Gelber and Tobias Kurth and Annamaria T. Kausz and Joann E. Manson and Julie E. Buring and Andrew S. Levey and J. Michael Gaziano},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={46 5},
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease and decline in kidney function in individuals with existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Conversely, their association with the development of CKD is less clear. METHODS We evaluated the association between body mass index (BMI) and risk for CKD in a cohort of 11,104 initially healthy men who participated in the Physicians' Health Study and provided a blood sample after 14 years. BMI was calculated… CONTINUE READING
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