Albuminuria Linked to Higher BMI

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Greater BMI and waist circumference are significantly associated with albuminuria in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to findings from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study.

Compared with patients in the lowest quartile of BMI and waist circumference, those in the highest quartile of these measurements had a 72% and 75% increased risk of albuminuria, after adjusting for covariates, researchers reported in Diabetes Care (2009;32:851-853).

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