Metabolic Syndrome May Develop Kidney Disease, Says Study

Metabolic Syndrome May Develop Kidney Disease, Says StudyAn Indian-origin researcher, in collaboration with his colleagues, has carried out a study suggesting metabolic syndrome which comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and premature death risk as possible reasons for contributing enough to develop kidney disease.

The researchers have notified that simultaneous occurrence of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat in the waist or abdomen, low levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of fatty acids (the building blocks of fat) may indicate towards the syndrome.

To conclude the findings, Sankar Navaneethan, MD, and his team analyzed medical records and combined the findings of around 11 studies based on relationship between metabolic syndrome and kidney disease.

Meanwhile, a study published in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology claims that increased levels of blood phosphate can cause kidney failure among the kidney disease patients.

"Our study opens the exciting possibility that reducing phosphate, either by diet or drug treatment, may enhance CKD patients' response to certain drugs”, added Dr. Carmine Zoccali, MD (CNR-IBIM, Clinical Epidemiology and Physiopathology of Renal Diseases and Hypertension of Reggio Calabria. "If our findings are replicated in a new clinical trial, interventions aimed at reducing phosphate will be a relevant step forward in the fight against these dangerous kidney diseases”.