High BMI in adolescence raises odds of chronic kidney disease in adulthood

A high BMI in late adolescence — even a high-normal BMI — was associated with increased odds of early chronic kidney disease in young adulthood, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
According to Avishai M. Tsur, MD, MHA, of Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel, and colleagues, adolescent obesity rates have been steadily increasing, with 1 in 5 adolescents in the United States having a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for age and sex on the CDC growth charts.
“Although the link between obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults is well

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