Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patients

New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease

Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patientsExtremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalisation and death, and climate change means they’ll face more such days, the study authors said. “Climate change is not just about future scenarios and distant communities. It is here and now, and it is adversely impacting our community’s health in more ways than […]

High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks tied to increase risk of kidney disease

New US research has found that a high intake of sugar sweetened beverages such as sweetened fruit drinks and soda may be linked to an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

High consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks tied to increase risk of kidney diseasePeople who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,000 African-American men and women in Mississippi found that those who consumed the most soda, sweetened fruit drinks and water had a 61 per cent increased risk of […]