Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Chronic Kidney Disease Likely In People With Syndrome X

Date:
February 11, 2004
Source:
Tulane University
Summary:
Tulane researchers, published in the February issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, report that people with metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X) are nearly 2.5 times more likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease. Additionally, the more signs they have of Syndrome X, the higher their risk of kidney disease.

Tulane researchers, published in the February issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, report that people with metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X) are nearly 2.5 times more likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease. Additionally, the more signs they have of Syndrome X, the higher their risk of kidney disease.

Syndrome X is a cluster of signs including:

- Fat around the waistline

- High blood pressure

- Low levels of HDL “good” cholesterol

- High fasting blood sugar levels

- High triglycerides

If a person has three or more of these signs, they are at higher risk of developing diabetes mellitus and heart disease, as well as kidney disease.

“Our study is the first to find a link between metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney diseases,” says Jing Chen, a kidney disease specialist at the TulaneHypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, and lead author of the article. “However, it looks like earlier, better management of the metabolic syndrome might help prevent kidney disease.”

Chronic kidney disease, a major risk factor for kidney failure, heart disease and early death, affects approximately 8.3 million adults over age 20 in the United States. In addition, 47 million US adults suffer from the metabolic syndrome known as Syndrome X.

Data from over 6000 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used to assess the association between Syndrome X and kidney disease and protein in urine. Protein in the urine is a sign of kidney disease. In addition to discovering a higher risk of chronic kidney disease among people with Syndrome X, the researchers also found a higher risk of protein in urine among those with one or more of the signs of Syndrome X. The researchers also looked at the individual signs and found that abdominal obesity doubles the risk of chronic kidney disease.

The article is available on-line at:http://www.annals.org/


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Tulane University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Tulane University. "Chronic Kidney Disease Likely In People With Syndrome X." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 February 2004. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/02/040211081800.htm>.
Tulane University. (2004, February 11). Chronic Kidney Disease Likely In People With Syndrome X. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 1, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/02/040211081800.htm
Tulane University. "Chronic Kidney Disease Likely In People With Syndrome X." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/02/040211081800.htm (accessed September 1, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Monday, September 1, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

AFP (Sep. 1, 2014) Wedged between buses, lorries and cars, cycling in London isn't for the faint hearted. Nevertheless the number of people choosing to bike in the British capital has doubled over the past 15 years. Duration: 02:27 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

Newsy (Aug. 30, 2014) A new study suggests 100 percent of adult humans (those over 18 years of age) have Demodex mites living in their faces. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

AFP (Aug. 30, 2014) Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
California Passes 'yes-Means-Yes' Campus Sexual Assault Bill

California Passes 'yes-Means-Yes' Campus Sexual Assault Bill

Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 30, 2014) California lawmakers pass a bill requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on campuses. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins