Category Archives: kidney disease

unk food, high-fat diet may harm kidneys as much as type 2 diabetes

If not appropriately managed, type 2 diabetes can cause significant damage to the kidneys. Now, a new study suggests eating too much junk food or a diet high in fat can cause just as much harm. Published in the journal … Continue reading

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Kidney-on-a-chip’ could save lives in the ICU

Many lifesaving drugs can be dangerously toxic to the kidneys. Because there are a number of factors that change the way kidneys process drugs, it is very difficult to predict how they will affect each patient. Researchers from the University … Continue reading

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Top Ten Facts About Diabetes

1. Diabetes is a silent epidemic and according to WHO there are 246 million people in the world living with diabetes. This is almost 6% of the world’s adult population. 2. Diabetes in Asians is five times the rate of … Continue reading

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Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors – popular drugs commonly used to treated heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers – could lead to kidney damage and severe kidney disease. This was the conclusion researchers came to after analyzing large collections of … Continue reading

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