Saturday, August 21, 2010
Obesity Related CKD and the Benefit of Weight Loss
A study recently published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology looked at this hypothesis. It was a small study of 63 patients and conducted in China. The study went out 24 months and looked at patients separated into 3 groups: (1) significant weight loss (>3% reduction in BMI), (2) stable weight, (3) significant weight gain (>3% increase in BMI).
Conclusion: Weight loss intervention benefited remission of proteinuria in patients with ORG.
Again, this small, relatively short term Chinese study may be a bit flimsy... but, it is nice to see a statistically significant benefit of weight loss.