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Kidney Int. 2007 Apr;71(8):719-20.

Metabolic risk factors and renal disease.

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  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA. sowersj@health.missouri.edu


Accumulating evidence supports that components of the metabolic syndrome coexist with both albuminuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The article by Tomaszewski et al. indicates that this interrelation exists in young obese men before overt renal or cardiovascular disease and also suggests that early treatment of hypertension is especially compelling to prevent the evolution of renal hyperfiltration to CKD.

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  • Glomerular hyperfiltration: a new marker of metabolic risk. [Kidney Int. 2007]
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