This study evaluated the association between physical activity and risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). The authors conducted a secondary analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which is a community-based prospective multi-center cohort study of 15,792 middle-aged black and white men and women in the United States. During a median follow up of 24 years, 33.2% of participants developed CKD. After adjusting for confounding variables, the most physically active group had a statistically significant 11% reduction in risk of CKD when compared to the inactive group. Further research is needed to determine whether increasing physical activity can prevent the onset or progression of CKD.
Title: Association Between Mid-Life Physical Activity and Incident Kidney Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Authors: Kaushik Parvathaneni, BS, Aditya Surapaneni, PhD, Shoshana H. Ballew, PhD, Priya Palta, PhD, Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, and Morgan E. Grams, MD, PhD