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Aldosterone may increase risk of kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease

Aldosterone may increase risk of kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease

A steroid hormone called aldosterone is linked to an increased risk of kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published in the European Heart Journal today (Tuesday). The risk of CKD worsening and developing into end-stage kidney disease was independent of whether or not patients had diabetes. The findings …

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