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Obesity Linked With Signs Of Kidney Problems In Teens.

Obesity not only raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- a new study in teens shows it could also negatively affect the health of the kidneys. Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center examined 242 severely obese adolescents for the study, and found that 17 percent of them had protein (albumin) in their urine -- a condition called albuminuria, which is considered a sign of early kidney damage.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Both conditions are a consequence of increased inflammation.

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