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Cadmium May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease

By Stephen W. Parcell, ND

In this study they found that Environmental low level of Pb, Hg, Cd exposure in the general population was not strongly associated with CKD. However, Cd exposure was associated with CKD, especially in adults with hypertension or diabetes. This finding suggests that environmental low Cd exposure may be a contributor to the risk of CKD in adults with hypertension or diabetes.

Kim NH, Hyun YY, Lee KB, Chang Y, Ryu S, Oh KH, Ahn C. Environmental heavy metal exposure and chronic kidney disease in the general population. J Korean Med Sci. 2015 Mar;30(3):272-7. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2015.30.3.272. Epub 2015 Feb 16. Erratum in: J Korean Med Sci. 2015 Apr;30(4):507.