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  1. Burrowes, Jerrilynn D. PhD, RD, CDN


Obesity and chronic kidney disease are increasing at alarming rates in the United States. Obesity is identified as an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease. It places metabolic demands on the kidney, causing progressive kidney damage. Weight loss may delay or even prevent kidney damage. This article will review the causes, etiology, and treatment of obesity, including bariatric surgery, in patients with chronic kidney disease