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Air pollution can increase the risk of kidney disease

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Updated: Saturday, Jul 09,2016, 2:09:17 PM
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Air pollution can cause respiratory and cardiovascular disease, and a new study shows that it can also cause kidney damage. The study, which is to be published in the Journal of the Journal of kidney disease association (JASN), calls for attention to the role of air pollution in the development of kidney disease in urban areas.

Air pollution has become a serious problem in many cities, but its impact on individual health is not clear. The purpose of the study is in the air particulate matter investigate how to affect kidney health, fan fan Hou, led the research team analyzed data from a renal biopsy in 938 282 Chinese City Hospital of 71151 patients, these participants covering all age ranges.

On average, the development for the possibility of membranous nephropathy (a kidney immune disorder that can lead to renal failure in more than 11 years of the study period, the incidence rate increased by 13%, and the proportion of other major kidney status remained stable. The high level of air pollution in the area of fine particles in the region of the highest incidence of membranous nephropathy.

"Our main finding is that, in China in the past decade membranous nephropathy incidence increased one times, the study show that the regional distribution of the prevalence rate of increase and fine particulate air pollution is closely consistent," said Dr. Hou.

Tags: Kidney-disease Air-pollution

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