Obesity and the Kidney: Why Is the Kidney at Risk?

Kidney Int. 2007 Feb;71(3):187-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.ki.5002029.


Two recent studies may help to account for the increase in risk of renal injury associated with obesity. One study pointed to a role for renin-system activation. In the other study, the pattern of renal hemodynamics was compatible with a renin mechanism.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index
  • Humans
  • Kidney / blood supply*
  • Kidney / physiology
  • Kidney Diseases / etiology*
  • Obesity / complications*
  • Renal Plasma Flow*
  • Renin-Angiotensin System / physiology*
  • Risk