Your BMI Index and Diet Plans Reflect on your Kidneys

Posted on December 23, 2013
by Tonci Tomulic

The world of healthcare is constantly advancing as new researches are appearing out there to tell us how our bodies work. It is known that obesity is more than a common problem in the world, especially in the US.

It is also known that your Body Mass Index, or BMI for short is responsible for a lot of ailments in your body. Newest research shows that your diet plans may be responsible for far more than cardiovascular disease and other similar ailments like diabetes for instance.

The newest research shows that your BMI index may have something to do with your kidneys, apart from other things. Researchers say that there is even a possibility that kidney problems are found much easier and earlier than those of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or other similar problems. The importance of kidneys cannot be understated. They are very essential for the heart and brain, which is their most important function. They are also incredibly important for the immune and skeletal systems of the patients, and this is why doctors are called to intervene as soon as possible when they see obese patients.

Troubling Facts Around Diet Programs

There are a lot of troubling facts, which are connected to obesity directly. It must be said that the age at which people become obese is continuing to decrease. As more and more young people happen to be overweight, the earlier various diseases appear. Kidney failures have been quite common in the past 5-6 years, and they have many times led to much serious illnesses and even death in some cases. For this reason it is important to catch the problem on time and take proper care of it, so as to make sure it does not manifest further.

In the research in question 2,891 people participated. It is interesting to say that they were categorized in four groups per BMI, from normal to extremely obese. They all had pristine kidney functionality, even though the obese people were at the lower part of the ranges. The average age for the research was 35 years of age. As time grew on however, so did the kidney problems of the people participating in the issue. Those with the lowest BMI had the fewest problems. Contrary to that, those who suffered from obesity showed a major decrease in kidney functions.

As a whole, it must be said that obesity is clearly a problem. It has been a problem for quite some time, and proper diet plans are essential for tackling it. Most obese people are worried only about their looks. The truth however is that it is easy to fall under the attack of an abundance of ailments, which you could otherwise avoid. For this reason, you have to make sure that you examine yourself and treat your body as properly as possible.

 

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