Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

We all know that carrying around extra body fat isn’t good for us. But you may not realize that losing weight can help prevent kidney disease in otherwise-healthy people. Trimming down might also slow disease progression in people already diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, according to nephrologist Sankar Navaneethan, MD. “Obesity and being overweight are … Read More

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Early Intervention for Obese Children

Nature is cruel to obese children. Fat affects the function of key organ systems. It is associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the most common chronic liver disease in both children and adults. Cleveland Clinic has formed the Pediatric Preventive Cardiology and … Read More