To examine the independent relationship between obesity, as estimated by body mass index (BMI), and progression of chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that BMI would be associated with decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), independent of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and other risk factors for progression of chronic kidney disease.
A retrospective cohort study was carried out.
The study was carried out at Nephrology ambulatory clinics of the London Health Sciences Centre, Canada.
The study included incident and prevalent patients with eGFR