Kidney Donors’ Cholesterol Linked To Kidney Disease

The authors examined 292 living kidney donors a median 14 months post-donation and found that renal function (GFR) was associated with Total Cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein levels.


“The likelihood of CKD [chronic kidney disease, as defined by a glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2] at last follow-up was greater in [living kidney] donors with elevated [total cholesterol] and [Low Density Lipoprotein] levels”


By the way, Dyslipidema can be caused by chronic kidney disease, and is prevalent in kidney transplant recipients.


Yoon, Y., Choi, K., Kim, K., Yang, S., & Han, W. (2015). Clinical Assessment of Lipid Profiles in Live Kidney Donors Transplantation Proceedings, 47 (3), 584-587 DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2014.12.035

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