Obesity Ups ESRD Risk Among Living Kidney Donors
Obesity is a risk factor for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among living kidney donors, new findings suggest.

In a study of 119,769 living kidney donors in the United States, Jayme E. Locke, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues found that individuals who were obese at the time of donation had a significant 86% increased risk of ESRD compared with their non-obese counterparts in adjusted analyses, according to a paper published online ahead of print in Kidney International. The investigators adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, blood pressure, baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate, and relationship to recipient....