Obesity-Related Indices and Its Association with Kidney Stone Disease: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Cohort Study - Beyond the Abstract

Obesity increases the risk of several diseases, including kidney stone disease (KSD). Our study utilizes eight indexes to demonstrate that the development of kidney stones is not only related to high body mass index (BMI) but also related to central obesity, fat distribution, and insulin resistance. Using these indexes can help researchers further study the related mechanisms of stone formation, and they can also help clinicians more easily identify subjects who are at a high risk of kidney stone disease.

Written by: Jiun-Hung Geng, Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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