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Common kidney tests may predict cardiovascular disease risk

A new study suggests that simple tests designed to assess kidney function and damage could be just as effective at predicting the risk of cardiovascular problems as traditional forms of testing that measure blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The research, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, indicates that the common kidney tests could predict the risk of conditions such as heart failure, stroke and heart attacks.

 

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