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Revista Medica Herediana

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CIEZA ZEVALLOS, Javier Antonio. Changes in body structure and renal function throughout life in patients with chronic diseases without renal insufficiency compared to healthy persons. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.3, pp.139-147. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To determine if there are differences between persons with chronic diseases with no renal insufficiency compared to health persons in body structure, renal function and dietary habits. Methods: Conclusions: chronic diseases reduce early the renal function, urinary excretion of creatinine and reduce daily intake of proteins and potassium compared to healthy people. These abnormalities do occur despite of normal serum creatinine levels.

Keywords : Anthropometry; body water; adipose tissue; chronic disease; chronic renal insufficiency.

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