A relationship between body mass index and chronic kidney disease - a survey

Abijeth.B and Merwin.K.Soman

Aim: To find the relationship body mass index (BMI) to Chronic Kidney Disease
Objective: To explore the relationship of Body mass index and the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease. And also to improve the early evaluation and management of risk factors associated with it.
Background: Overweight and obesity have become global epidemics and it has been suggested that they can lead to impaired kidney function.An increase in body fat is often associated with an increased risk of the metabolic diseases such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia . Body mass index is the primary focus of any obesity treatment. The relationship between the body weight and metabolic diseases helps in a better understanding of the pathophysiological process.
Reason: To help improved evaluation and management of risk factors associated with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3317.0260