Cincinnati Children’s First to Document Abnormal Kidney Function in Obese Teens

Cincinnati Children’s presented research at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings that nearly one in five severely obese adolescents show abnormal kidney function.

Tests showed 18 percent of the teens had early signs of kidney damage. The question researchers will now try to answer is whether bariatric surgery can reduce or slow damage.

More details on the study are available in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s full story.

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