Saturday, July 27, 2013

Heart Healthy Lifestyle May Cut CKD Patients' Risk of Kidney Failure.

Compared with CKD patients who had none or one heart healthy lifestyle component in the ideal range, those with two, three, and four ideal factors had progressively lower risks for kidney failure over 4 years, according to a recent JASN study of 3093 individuals with stage 3 and 4 CKD. The researchers used the American Heart Association's recently published tool (Life's Simple 7) that helps individuals assess their heart health. No kidney disease patients with five to seven ideal factors developed kidney failure. Patients' risk of dying during the study followed a similar trend.

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