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Nat Rev Nephrol. 2012 Mar 27;8(5):258-60. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2012.63.

Obesity and mortality on dialysis--does age matter?

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  • 1Division of Nephrology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, 4150 V Street Suite 3500, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.


The association between obesity and mortality has been observed to be paradoxical in persons on dialysis. Hoogeveen et al. examined whether the association between obesity and mortality on dialysis differed by age in participants in the NECOSAD2 study.

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