Effect of obesity on renal function test, uric acid, and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) in sample of Iraqi men

Mustafa Salim Ibrahim, Ziad Hammad Abd, Ziad Hammad Abd, Khalid Farouq AL- Rawi, Khalid Farouq AL- Rawi


The prevalence of both obesity and other elements of metabolic syndrome (Met.S) are increasing worldwide, and the renal function is a major goal of this syndrome. Met.S is associated with a risk of  renal injury, as well as all cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD)[1]. As obesity is related with the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)[2].

Aim: This study was to correlate Body Mass Index (BMI) with some serum renal function, (blood urea, serum creatinine) and serum uric acid (S.UA) and serum gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT).


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