Obesity as a cause of renal disease

Assumpta Serra, Ramón Romero

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Obesity is a health care problem of epidemic proportions, and it further increases the risk of a number of diseases. No connection had beee however established until now between obesity and renal disease. Renal involvement in obesity is mainly silent (microalbuminuria and/or renal hyperfiltration) or, in a lesser number of cases, proteinuria in association to renal failure. The possible therapeutic outcomes for obesity-associated renal failure are unknown, but neither ACEI nor ARA-II agents appear to be useful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
JournalRevista Espanola de Obesidad
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2009


  • ACE inhibitors
  • AHA-II inhibitors
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity


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