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Belly Fat Increases Risk of Death for Patients with Kidney Disease

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to a report in Health Day, kidney disease patients with large waists are more likely to die. If you’ve been diagnosed with a severe medical condition and you’re unable to work, you could qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

A new study finds that the risk of death may double for patients who have kidney disease and also have too many extra pounds around their waist. Belly fat has already been determined to increase the risk of cardiovascular problems but now it’s been linked to death in patients with kidney disease.

While obesity in itself is a risk factor, this particular study found that the larger waist contributed more to the risk of death. Men who have a waistline of 48 inches or larger were 2.1 times more likely to die in comparison to men with a waistline of 37 inches or less.

Women who have a waistline of 42.5 inches or larger were 2.1 times more likely to die in comparison to women with a waistline of 31.5 inches or less. This indicates that body mass index (BMI) may not be the only predictor of the risk of death for those with kidney disease.

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