In a new study, researchers found active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising, and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease.
The research was conducted by a team from Griffith University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden。
The team did a systematic review of more than 100 published research papers to determine which lifestyle changes can lower the risk of kidney disease.
About 10% of the world population suffers from some kind of chronic kidney disease.
In 2017, more than 1.2 million people were estimated to have died as a direct result of their kidney disease, and another 1.4 million of the cardiovascular complications caused by reduced kidney function.
The study included more than 2.5 million healthy people from 16 countries. Of particular interest to the researchers were the effects of diet, exercise, tobacco smoking, and alcohol on the risk of developing kidney problems.