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CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
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Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
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A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
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24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
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Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
EYE CARE, VISION
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
FITNESS
FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
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HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
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Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
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INFERTILITY
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KID'S HEALTH
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Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
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Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
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PAIN
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Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
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Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
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The Healthy Habits of Centenarians
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Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

(HealthDay News) -- Shedding pounds may be good for most people, but especially for those with kidney disease, a new study has found.

A review of previously published studies on weight loss through diet, exercise or surgical intervention found that the weight loss had a positive effect on kidney function in obese kidney disease patients, according to the article appearing online Sept. 17 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Traditional weight loss from dieting and exercising cut down on proteinuria -- the increased output of protein in the urine -- while also preventing kidney function from worsening, the researchers noted in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. In addition, surgical procedures to induce weight loss helped bring down high filtration rates, a condition that increases disease risk in kidney patients, the studies showed.

The authors of the new report, led by Dr. Sankar Navaneethan of the Cleveland Clinic, pointed out that their findings were based on their review of only 13 studies, and that a larger, more long-term look at weight loss and kidney function in obese kidney disease patients should be completed before definitive conclusions are drawn.

SOURCES: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Sept. 17, 2009 Published on: September 18, 2009