Research Shows Risky Weight Loss Efforts May Hurt Kidneys

Cleveland Clinic study shows that certain diets and diet pills may put overweight individuals at risk.

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With one in five overweight Americans suffering from kidney disease, the role of weight loss in managing the condition is crucial. But certain lifestyle choices can further damage kidney function, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published online in the February issue of the International Journal of Obesity. Led by Cleveland Clinic nephrologist Sankar Navaneethan, MD, researchers examined the food choices and lifestyle habits of nearly 11,000 overweight Americans. They found that the typical American diet includes 1.2g of protein per kilogram of body weight each day.
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