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@sleepingdingo @raykellyfitness BMI (weight/height^2), is an imprecise measure of body composition (variability bw Pple /ethnic groups; we need sub cut fat, and we need muscle (but muscle weighs more than fat) and BMI can’t discern if weight is fat predominant or fat predominant. (Next)...
@sleepingdingo @raykellyfitness BMI is a size indicator of long term survival. But as a single measure might have limited prognostic survival indicator (next)...
@sleepingdingo @raykellyfitness previously, Regardless of adult age, normal range BMI was defined <25, &25-<30 as overweight (ie. lower survival with overweight)| now UN realises that healthy range BMI of older people needs refining to 24-30; because survival better associated with slightly higher BMI range.
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#NationalDiabetesWeek we heard from @DiannaMagliano during 2002-2013, there was 6 times more likely progression of diabetes to kidney failure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We know from #eGFRstudy led by Maple-Brown @MenziesResearch, the annual decline in kidney function is 3 times than expected for healthy aging. Having diabetes was a strong indicator of loss of kidney function #NationalDiabetesWeek
We know acute kidney injury is a potentially modifiable risk of loss of kidney function. In the NT, infections and heart disease were key contributors to AKI and needing to start dialysis #NationalDiabetesWeek
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