Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that drinking coffee frequently may help reduce the risk of kidney injury.
Acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage that happens within a few hours or a few days.
This condition causes a build-up of waste products in your blood and makes it hard for your kidneys to keep the right balance of fluid in your body.
There are three major reasons why your kidneys might be injured: lack of blood flow to the kidneys, blockage in urine flow that causes infections, or direct kidney damage by infections, medications, toxins, or autoimmune conditions.
It is a serious condition that can be caused by a range of factors and can lead to severe health complications.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide and has been found to have many health benefits.
Although frequent coffee drinking is linked to a lower risk of chronic kidney disease, the link between coffee and acute kidney injury is not clear.
In this study, researchers aimed to examine the association between coffee drinking and the risk of kidney problem.
The study tested 14,207 people aged 45 to 64 years. Coffee drinking (cups per day) was assessed at a single visit via food frequency questionnaires.
The team also examined acute kidney injury incidence during a follow-up of 24 years. They found that there were 1694 cases of acute kidney injury during the follow-up period.
Drinking more coffee was linked to a lower risk of acute kidney injury compared with drinking no coffee.
The effect remained strong after the researchers controlled for other factors, such as diet, exercise, alcohol drinking, blood pressure, diabetes, and so on.
The team concludes that drinking more coffee was linked to a lower risk of acute kidney injury and may be a way to protect kidney health.
They suggest that future work needs to find out the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of coffee drinking.
This study provides new evidence to suggest that drinking coffee frequently may help reduce the risk of acute kidney injury. The findings suggest that drinking more coffee can be a way to protect your kidney health.
However, it is important to note that this is an observational study, and more research is needed to determine the causal relationship between coffee drinking and kidney injury.
Additionally, excessive coffee drinking can have adverse effects on health, such as increased anxiety, jitteriness, and insomnia. Therefore, it is important to maintain a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle.
Kidney injury, also known as acute kidney injury (AKI) or acute renal failure, is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage that occurs within a few hours or a few days.
AKI occurs when your kidneys stop working properly and are unable to remove waste and excess fluids from your body, leading to a build-up of toxins in your blood and an imbalance of fluids in your body.
There are several reasons why your kidneys might become injured, including:
Lack of blood flow to the kidneys: This can occur due to a drop in blood pressure, dehydration, or other medical conditions that affect blood flow.
Blockage in urine flow that causes infections: This can occur due to kidney stones or tumors, which can cause infections and damage to the kidneys.
Direct kidney damage by infections, medications, toxins, or autoimmune conditions: This can occur due to infections, exposure to certain drugs or toxins, or autoimmune conditions that attack the kidneys.
The research was published in Kidney International Reports and was conducted by Chirag R. Parikh et al.
If you care about kidney health, please see recent studies about foods that may prevent recurrence of kidney stones, and eating nuts linked to lower risk of chronic kidney disease and death.
For more information about kidney health, please see recent studies about foods that may prevent recurrence of kidney stones, and eating nuts linked to lower risk of chronic kidney disease and death.
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