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Walking Against Kidney Disease


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Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease

According to a new study, the more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Researchers found that regular walks helped kidney disease patients live longer and also cut the odds that they would need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

“A minimal amount of walking — just once a week for less than 30 minutes — appears to be beneficial, but more frequent and longer walking may provide a more beneficial effect,” said study co-author Dr. Che-Yi Chou, of China Medical University Hospital.

Overall, patients who walked cut their risk of dying by a third, and they were 21 percent less likely to need dialysis or a kidney transplant, compared to those who did not walk.

To learn more about the study, visit WebMD.