“Apple shape” link to greater chance of kidney disease
Research suggests that carrying excess weight around the middle can be linked to a greater risk of kidney disease.
It has been common knowledge that being “apple shaped” instead of “pear shaped” adds to risks of cardiovascular issues and problems.
Studies in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology have found traces of kidney issues even in otherwise healthy apple-shaped people.
UK experts state people should look after their kidney health.
Research has shown that having a higher waist-to-hip ratio -(as seen in some apple-shaped people) is connected with lower kidney capability, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure in the kidneys.
This is even shown in those who were otherwise healthy.
It is important to take ensure we look after out kidneys and take regular exercise.