Emory University Study Examines Racial Disparity in Kidney Disease

Kidney failure is four times as likely among African Americans than for whites. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta have found what they believe may contribute to a higher rate of kidney disease among African Americans.

The study of 27,911 individuals found that African Americans are more likely than whites to excrete large amounts of protein in their urine. This can contribute to kidney disease and failure.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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