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Study reveals sex differences in age-related loss of kidney function

Study reveals sex differences in age-related loss of kidney function

Although more women than men have chronic kidney disease (CKD), more men develop kidney failure. In a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology of a northern European population that sought to explain this contradiction, kidney function was lower in middle-aged women than in men, but the subsequent rate of kidney function decline during aging was steeper among men. Sex differences related to illnesses and kidney disease risk factors did not explain these differences.