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Housing Insecurity May Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

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Washington, DC  -- New research suggests that housing insecurity--high housing costs or unsafe living conditions that prevent self-care and threaten independence--may have negative effects on kidney health. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of Kidney360.

Previous studies have indicated that housing insecurity may contribute to delayed healthcare visits and may compromise individuals' health. To examine its potential relationship to the risk of developing kidney disease, Tessa Novick, MD, MSW, MHS (University of Texas at Austin) and her colleagues analyzed data on black and white community-dwelling adults between the ages of 30 and 64 years from 13 neighborhoods in ...