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Let me start this editorial for issue 330 of NDT-E by highlighting that this is the time of the World Kidney Day (WKD). Accordingly, the 5 papers selected for this issue of NDT-E all deal with aspects of Obesity and its links with the kidney, the theme of WKD this year. The first 4 papers are very recent ones from NDT. The first one is entitled 2Obesity and kidney disease: hidden consequences of the epidemic"
by Csaba P. Kovesdy, Susan L. Furth, Carmine Zoccali, et al.
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In support of World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 9, Carmine Zoccali and Alberto Ortiz, the Editors-in-Chief of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (ndt) and Clinical Kidney Journal (ckj), have curated a collection of articles focusing on this year’s theme, Kidney Disease and Obesity.
Kidney transplantation with living donor organs is associated with longer graft and patient survival compared with deceased donor organs.
Existing studies show that the recipient benefits from a living donation.
But what about the donor?
Adolescent body mass index (BMI) predicts diabetes mellitus (DM) mortality in midlife, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.
The risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in later life is increased for individuals with high blood pressure, especially middle-aged adults. This is the conclusion of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in the journal Hypertension.
Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, according to a study led by Loyola University Chicago researcher Holly Kramer, MD, MPH.