Predictors of kidney failure found in teenagers

Kidney failure later in life can be predicted based on measurements taken in adolescence, according to a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University published in the November issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Researchers at Orebro University found that high blood pressure, being overweight, elevation of a blood marker indicating inflammation, or the presence of protein in the urine in otherwise healthy teenage males were all independent predictors of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in later in life.


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