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Correlation between obesity and chronic kidney disease: is obstructive sleep apnea an interfering factor?

Authors Santos-Camilo M, Pires Arães S, Hirotsu C, Tufik S, Levy Andersen M

Received 10 May 2016

Accepted for publication 13 May 2016

Published 11 July 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 1093—1094


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Mariana Santos-Camilo, Stefanie Pires Arães, Camila Hirotsu, Sergio Tufik, Monica Levy Andersen

Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
The increasing prevalence of obesity can be considered an alarming issue throughout the world.1 In only 4 years, for example, the People’s Republic of China has experienced an increase in the overweight population from 29.1% to 34.4%.2 Therefore, we would like to congratulate Xu et al3 for conducting an elegant study on a less explored topic: the accumulation of visceral fat in kidney disease. The rise in obesity may result, at least in part, from changes in lifestyle, currently characterized by sedentary, poor eating, and sleep habits. The reduction in sleep duration is known to predispose individuals to obesity by increasing the white adipose tissue deposits such as visceral fat.4,5 Of note, obesity and visceral fat accumulation are etiopathological factors for both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and sleep disorders.6,7 
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