Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Study  
10/30/2012 7:25:33 AM

Obese and overweight teens may be at higher risk for developing advanced kidney disease as adults, Israeli researchers report. If, however, they lose weight their chances may be lowered, experts say. "This study comes as close as one can to predicting that losing weight can reduce the risk of kidney disease," said Dr. Kirsten Johansen, a professor in the division of nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco.