Millions of people have the biggest risk factors for kidney disease:

Age “There’s some debate about whether a small decline in kidney function is part of normal aging or whether it’s a pathologic loss of kidney function,” says Geoffrey Block, associate clinical professor in medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. A normal GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is 90 or above, but some doctors consider 60 or above normal for older people. “Age is a very good predictor of risk,” notes Block. “There’s no stronger risk factor for kidney disease than age.”

Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter September 2016

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