Fatty kidney, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: the Framingham Heart Study.

@article{Foster2011FattyKH,
  title={Fatty kidney, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: the Framingham Heart Study.},
  author={Meredith C. Foster and S. -Y. Hwang and Stacy A. Porter and Joseph M. Massaro and Udo Hoffmann and Caroline Fox},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={784-90}
}
Ectopic fat depots may mediate local and systemic disease. Animal models of diet-induced obesity demonstrate increased fat accumulation in the renal sinus. The association of renal sinus fat with hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and other metabolic disorders has not been studied in a large, community-based sample. Participants from the Framingham Heart Study (n=2923; mean age: 54 years; 51% women) underwent quantification of renal sinus fat area using computed tomography. High renal sinus… CONTINUE READING