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 the Heart May Also Protect the Kidneys

Millions of American men suffer from enlarged prostate, but this study shows that many of them aren’t getting the help they need. Untreated enlarged prostate can lead to serious complications including kidney failure. – Fewer Men Having Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate: Study

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have discovered that current and former smokers are 1.5 to 1.6 times more likely to have advanced kidney cancer than nonsmokers. – Heavy Smoking Tied to Advanced Kidney Cancer

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