World Kidney Day
Kidney Disease & Obesity. Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys
Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. In 2014, worldwide over 600 million adults were obese.
Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. Obesity increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the development of CKD and end stage renal disease (ESRD).The good news is that obesity, as well as CKD, is largely preventable.
This year World Kidney Day promotes education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventive behaviours an affordable option.