Kidney disease is on the rise in the US and scientists may have figured out why. This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute. Two Thirds of chronic kidney disease cases are caused by ether diabetes or high blood pressure. In 2012, farmers in California, Florida, and Colorado died of kidney disease, but they didn’t have any of the usual risk factors. Until now, the reason why remained a mystery. Researchers at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus observed that the farmers had been exposed to heavy amounts of pesticides. Similarly, Sri Lanka has faced a kidney disease ‘epidemic’. But this time, not only were farmers affected, but also the people who were drinking the well water. The pesticides from the plants were being washed into the water supply. It’s time to start eating organic! This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.
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