Attention, ladies! Belly fat reduces a woman's, but not a man's, chances of surviving kidney cancer, according to a recent study published online in the journal Radiology.
The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in the United States found no association between belly fat and men's kidney cancer survival at all. Read on for more.
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It's estimated that among people aged 65 through 74 worldwide, one in five men and one in four women will have chronic kidney disease (CKD). In the United States, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and affects 31 million people.
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Approximately 14% of the general population are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, longstanding disease of the kidneys, leading to renal failure.
Treatment for chronic kidney disease depends on severity. In early stages, medication will suffice, while later stages of the disease may require filtering of the blood with a machine or a transplant.
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heart disease. Now, a new study has found another reason to avoid it...
The study found that red meat - mostly pork - was strongly associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease, the loss of normal kidney function.
It also found that the relationship was dose-dependent. In other words, the higher the consumption, the higher the risk. Read on for the full findings.
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For many centuries, people have been using liquorice root as a medicinal plants. In the Roman Empire and ancient Greece, for example, people used it to treat the common cold and asthma.
In Nordic countries, pharmacies began selling it during the 16th century as a cure for stomach problems. Liquorice root was still available in pharmacies there up until the 1970s.
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Let's face it: Knowing the ins and outs of kidney disease can be overwhelming. And being sick is no fun for anyone…
If you're on dialysis, have kidney disease or have had a kidney transplant, you know how frightening this whole ordeal can be. You know that your life is different. Dialysis can take up your entire day or not. If you're on the waiting list for a transplant, it can be a daily fea... ››› more
If you thought you have to guzzle down five cans of fizzy drinks a day to do damage to your health, think again! According to a surprising study that was presented at Kidney Week 2013, it only takes two cans a day to do a number on your kidney function…
The researchers behind the study also found that fizzy drinks can boost your risk of cardiovascular disease and even mortality. Needless to s... ››› more
One of your body's most basic functions is to naturally detoxify every day. It does this by flushing out and neutralising toxins through vital organs such as your kidneys, liver, colon, lungs, lymph and skin.
However, in today's modern ages, you're exposed to so many harmful toxins and pollution a daily basis that it puts extra strain on your already hard-working organs. Think about it - everyt... ››› more
A new study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests that simple tests designed to assess kidney function and damage could be JUST as effective at predicting your risk of heart problems as traditional forms of testing that measure blood pressure and cholesterol levels…
Study author Kunihiro Matsushita, an assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School's of Department of Epidemiolo... ››› more
Simply put, glycation is a process by which proteins, certain fats and glucose all tangle together. It affects all your body's tissues and tends to make them stiff and inflexible.
Glycation causes most problems for your organs where flexibility is most important. For example, your heart, kidneys, eyes and skin.
Once your tissues become glycated, they start producing “glytoxins”, such as ... ››› more
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