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June 2018 Vol. 6 No.6

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(6) pp. 215-218, June, 2018 

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Original Research Article

Does obesity cause microalbuminuria?


Osama Mirghani Osman1*, Meshal Abdulrahman Hassan Ogran2, Faisal Shaleh Alotaibi2 and Haider Ali Omer Mohamed3


1Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
2Medical Student, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
3Associate Professor, Consultant Nephrologist, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.

*Corresponding Author’s Email:Osama_elneel@yahoo.com
Mobile: 00966536062554

Accepted June 12, 2018




The objective of this study was to find whether obesity and its various indices has a detrimental effect on the kidney function as manifested by microalbuminuria. 120 young male adults were included. They were divided into two groups, normal with BMI between 18 and 25 and the obese group with BMI more than 30. Exclusion criteria include subjects with hypertension or diabetes. For each subject weight, height, waist circumference, hipline and fat % were measured. Urine sample was collected from each subject for measurement of microalbumin and creatinine. No significant difference in the incidence of microalbuminuria between the normal and the obese subjects was found. No correlation was found between the level of microalbuminuria and the various indices of obesity. We conclude, obesity does not cause microalbuminuria in young adult obese males who are otherwise healthy.

Keywords: Obesity, Microalbuminuria, Young adults, Non-diabetic, Normotensive.






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