Kidney functioning has a widespread effect on health. This study demonstrates that, among a cohort of young adults with glomerular filtration at study baseline, the connection between BMI and kidney function decline requires a need for successful obesity prevention measures early in life. The study is limited by the inability to describe kidney function before differences by BMI category were already evident.
About the Study:
This longitudinal cohort study included 2,839 Black and White young adults with cystatin C-based estimated glomerular filtration rate greater than 90ml/min/1.73m2 participating in the year-10 (1995-1996) examination of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.