In Addition to Heart Disease, Apple Shaped Body Also at Risk for These Diseases

You have a apple shaped body? If so, you need to be vigilant. Because based on the results of the study, a person with apple shaped body is not only the risk of cardiovascular problems, but also kidney problems.

It is revealed in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, which has found signs of kidney problems, even in people with a body shape 'apple' feel healthy. Therefore, experts from the United States asserts that people need to be more concerned about the health of their kidneys.

Research conducted by a team of University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, included more than 300 people, whose weight is normal, and the excessive weight. As quoted from the BBC, Saturday (13/04/2013)

As a result, it was found that those with a low waist-to-hip ratio was higher, in people with a body shape 'apple', had a lower kidney function. This results in reduced renal blood flow and blood pressure in the kidney is high. This case also occurs in those who are otherwise healthy.

"We found that a person's body shape 'apple', even with such a healthy and normal blood pressure, still had high blood pressure in the kidneys," said Arjan Kwakernaak, head of the research team.

"The situation will get worse if they are overweight or overweight," he continued.

These findings indicate that people can take some measures to lower blood pressure kidney, for example by reducing the levels of salt and use drugs.

"We had previously understood that obesity in a person with body shape 'apple' more at risk of cardiovascular disease compared with the body 'pear'," said a spokeswoman for Kidney Research UK.

"But the results of this study indicate that the same is true for kidney disease," he added.

He also added that this is further evidence of the relationship between obesity and the growing problem of kidney disease. There is still much to be done to make people aware of the importance of maintaining renal function.