EVMS graduates, Aravind Chandra and Michael Biersmith, publish "Obesity and Kidney Protection" article with Ramin Tolouian, MD, FASN
Story Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:31:00 CDT
Obesity and Kidney Protection - Journal of Nephropathology, published online July 1, 2014
Recent EVMS graduates, Aravind Chandra and Michael Biersmith, along with EVMS Nephrology and Hypertension division chief, Ramin Tolouian, MD, publish short-review article online in the Journal of Nephropathology on July 1, 2014.
Obesity, both directly and indirectly, increases the risk for a variety of disease conditions including diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, and certain cancers, which in turn, decreases the overall lifespan in both men and women. Though the cardiovascular risks of obesity are widely acknowledged, less often identified is the relationship between obesity and renal function.
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Obesity, both directly and indirectly, decreases the overall lifespan in both men and women. The concept of
the “Metabolic Syndrome” helps us to understand this close link between obesity, diabetes, hypertension,
and renal dysfunction. More research, education and change in health policy are needed to embark to the
obesity as a root causes of these problems.