Effects of anthropometric measurements on renal function

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Koc E., Suher M., Bayrak G.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.28, no.8, pp.737-741, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08860220600925628
  • Title of Journal : RENAL FAILURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.737-741


Although the negative effect of increased body mass index on kidney has been examined, the relation between other anthropometric measurements and kidney functions has not been investigated sufficiently. This study looks at the influence of anthropometric measurements on kidney functions. Forty patients were included in the study. Patients who had increased or normal anthropometric measurements were compared by serum levels of the urea, creatinine, albumin, 24 hr urine creatinine clearance, and urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER). Of all patients, 22 (55%) had an increased body mass index (BMI), 19 (47.5%) had an increased waist circumference (WC), and 24 (60%) had an increased waist-hip ratio (WHR). Subjects with increased BMI, WC, and WHR had significantly higher levels of serum creatinine and UAER than the subjects with normal measurements. The relation between CC and BMI was statistically significant only among the anthropometric measurements (p = 0.026). The ratio of microalbuminuria was 27.3%, 21.1%, and 29.2% in persons with increased BMI, WC, and WHR, respectively. Increases of anthropometric measurements affect kidney functions negatively. However, the influence of BMI on kidney function is more prominent. For this reason; individuals with increased anthropometric measurements should be monitored closely in terms of renal unctions additional to cardiovascular risk factors.