Prevent Adolescent From Obesity

Excess weight at any age can certainly increase a person's risk for developing health problems. Especially if the conditions had been experienced by a teenager. Because a study revealed that obese adolescents are more at risk of renal impairment in adulthood than adolescents who are not overweight.

Researchers successfully concluded after analyzing data from a long-term study of 4,600 people in the UK who were born in March 1946. The data also included body mass index (BMI) of participants at age 20, 26, 36, 43, 53, 60 and 64 years.

From there look obese participants who had been in early adulthood is 26 or 36 two times greater chance of developing kidney disease when it reaches the age of 60-64 years compared with participants who had never obese or do not turn out to be obese by the age of 60-64 years .

Not only that, participants who had a waist-hip ratio (waist-to-hip ratio, or WHR) high when it reaches middle age is also associated with chronic kidney disease when the participants were 60-64 years of age.

"To our knowledge, this is the first study to report that the age at which a person's obesity can affect the risk of kidney disease," said Dorothea Nitsch researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as reported health24, Monday (08/04/2013).

Researchers also estimates that if 36 percent of cases of chronic kidney disease experienced by people aged 60-64 years could be prevented if everyone is to prevent the occurrence of obesity to at least 26 or 36 years old.

Even researchers can tell if the prevention against excessive weight gain this will provide a much greater effect than treatment for any chronic kidney disease.

The study has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.