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Kidney Disease and Obesity

                                             HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR HEALTHY KIDNEYS

                                                                                        9 March 2017

        The mission of World Kidney Day (WKD) is to raise awareness of the
        importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the
        frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health
        problems worldwide. The theme for WKD 2017 is

        Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation  preventable. Education and awareness of the risks of obesity and
        that may impair health. In 2014, worldwide over 600 million  a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise, can
        adults were obese.                     dramatically help in preventing obesity and kidney disease.
          Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney  This year ‘World Kidney Day’ promotes education about the
        disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of  harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney
        Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), like diabetes and hypertension,  disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures
        and it has a direct impact on the development of CKD and end  that make preventive behaviours an affordable option.
        stage renal disease (ESRD): in individuals affected by obesity,  If you would prefer to run your WKD campaign with a
        the kidneys have to work harder, filtering more blood than  different theme you are welcome to do so. Therefore we ask
        normal (hyperfiltration) to meet the metabolic demands of the  Healthcare professionals, in particular, and Branches if they wish,  World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of
        increased body weight. The increase in function can damage the  to plan a WKD campaign in their hospitals and branch areas.
        kidney and raise the risk of developing CKD in the long-term.  CAMPAIGN MATERIAL FOR YOUR EVENT CAN BE FOUND ON...
          The good news is that obesity, as well as CKD, is largely
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