Smoking Poses Kidney Risk for African Americans

While the link between smoking and kidney disease risk is well known, a new study from the University of Mississippi Medical Center shows that smoking may be particularly harmful for African Americans. The researchers were able to analyze kidney function and decline in 3,648 African Americans ranging in age from 21 to 84…

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Smoking and Secondhand Smoke May Affect Teen Kidney Function

A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers reveals that smoking and secondhand smoke could harm kidney function in adolescents. The scientists measured blood levels of creatinine, a waste product in the body, and cotinine, a chemical found in tobacco, in…

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Kidney Research Highlights from American Urological Assoc. Meeting

Some interesting kidney-related research stories came out of last week’s American Urological Association Meeting in Washington, D.C. Researchers have found that what’s good for the heart is also good for preventing kidney stones. And they believe that kidney stones may be an indicator of possible heart disease. – What Protects…

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