Posted: Apr 12, 2013 10:31 AM by NBC News
A new study reveals why a person's body shape could determine their risk of kidney disease.
Previous research has shown people who are apple shaped, or who have more fat around the abdomen, are more likely to develop kidney disease than people who carry more weight in their hips and thighs.
Now, scientists have discovered the apple shape is associated with lower kidney function, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure within the kidneys, all of which increase the risk of kidney disease later in life.
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