Light Physical Activity Good for the Kidneys

A new analysis of the NHANES data finds that individuals who spent more than an hour a day in light physical activity had 3-6% better kidney filtration rates than those who had less than an hour. Authors also cited earlier research which found sedentary individuals had 2.2 times the risk of developing chronic kidney disease…

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Depression Can Make Chronic Kidney Disease Worse

Depression can increase the risk for hospitalization and death in patients with chronic kidney disease. A new study has examined this relationship in patients with early (predialysis) kidney disease. When adjusted for demographic and clinical variables, depressed patients were almost twice as likey as nondepressed patients to end up needing dialysis and hospitalization. PositiveTip: "A cheerful…

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