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Study: Proteinuria in men linked to higher risk for CKD progression

A pooled analysis of four studies that involved 2,335 men and women to determine the effect of gender on chronic kidney disease progression indicated that older male patients had a 50% higher risk of their illness progressing to end-stage kidney disease compared with females, and the likely cause was because the men had higher proteinuria levels. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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