CKD found to have negative effect on digestive function — 4 points

A Journal of Gastroenterology and Hematology study found chronic kidney disease negatively impacts digestive function, according to Renal & Urology News.

Claire J. Grant, with the Lilibeth Caberto Kidney Clinical Research Unit in Canada, and colleagues conducted gastrointestinal MRI among 35 subjects without diabetes.

Here are four points:

1. In the study, investigators noted a relationship between CKD and dysmotility with post-prandial small bowel water and minimized fasting.

2. Poorer symptom scores were also interrelated with the degree of endotoxemia, based on the study's findings.

3. However, the study did not indicate a relationship between hydration status, arterial stiffness and disease severity.

4. Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter Healthcare funded the study.

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