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According to this study by Dr. Dorothea Nitsch of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, we are more likely to suffer chronic kidney disease when we’re older if we are fat when we’re younger. In fact according to the latest research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, you’re more than twice as likely to have CKD in your 60s if you’re overweight in your 20s than you would be if you stayed at a normal weight right up until your 60s.

What I found strange about the whole report interesting though it is, is that they don’t seem to be able to nail down the causes of this statistical correlation.

Yet when you consider what the kidneys do for our body, clearing out a lot of the garbage that it doesn’t need, someone who is overweight when they’re younger is producing a lot more garbage for their kidneys to clear out.

It shouldn’t be any wonder that after a lifetime of having to work harder than the kidneys of somebody consuming normal amounts of food that the kidneys of an overweight person would start to fail quite drastically as they get older.

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