Obesity and kidney disease: potential mechanisms.

  title={Obesity and kidney disease: potential mechanisms.},
  author={Christopher Wickman and Holly Mattix Kramer},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  volume={33 1},
Assessment of adiposity should include measurements of both body mass index and waist circumference. The prevalence of obesity, based on a body mass index of 30 kg/m(2) or greater, has increased substantially over the past 2 decades in Western societies. Obesity remains the number one preventable risk factor for chronic kidney disease because obesity largely mediates diabetes and hypertension, the 2 most common etiologies for end-stage kidney disease. However, obesity itself likely has… CONTINUE READING