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What effects does obesity have on the kidneys?

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Dr. Kamyar Farhangfar
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Several ways: Obesity damages kidneys in several ways. Body fat produces hormones called adipokines, Angiotensinogen is an example of such hormones. angiotensinogen is converted into angiotensin II which causes increased blood pressure and volume. Increased blood pressure directly and adversely effects kidney function. Obesity can increase the risk of kidney stones which can cause damage to kid

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