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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Outcomes


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A recent study suggests that healthy lifestyle behaviors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of death.

Researchers evaluated adherence to 4 healthy lifestyle factors—regular physical activity, body mass index (BMI), smoking abstinence and a healthy diet—using baseline data for 3,006 adults with mild to moderate CKD. The investigators compared these lifestyle factors to outcomes 4 years later. According to results published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, adhering to all 4 healthy behaviors was associated with a 68% lower risk of early death from all causes.

Regular physical activity and smoking abstinence were also specifically linked with reduced odds of early death. In addition, not smoking was associated with decreased risks of kidney disease progression and cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.

For more on the study, visit Renal & Urology News.