Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of acute kidney injury, says study

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Individuals may have another reason to start their day drinking a cup of coffee. A recent study undertaken by researchers at John Hopkins Medicine reveals that consuming minimum one cup of coffee each day may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury in comparison to those who do not drink coffee.

The findings of the study appear in the journal Kidney International Reports. The finding show that those who consumed any quantity of coffee each day have 15% lower risk of acute kidney injury with the largest reduction observed in the group that consumed two to three cups a day.

In fact, it is known that drinking coffee on a regular basis has been linked with the prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases including liver disease, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, stated the director of the Division of Nephrology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Thus, possible reduction in acute kidney injury can be added to the growing list of health benefits of caffeine.

Clinically, acute kidney injury is a sudden occurrence of kidney damage or kidney failure that happens within couple of hours or couple of days. This causes waste products to build up in the blood to make it hard for kidneys to maintain the correct balance of fluids in the body.

Meanwhile, symptoms of acute kidney injury differ depending on the cause and may include: Too less urine discharge from the body, swelling around the eyes, swelling in the ankles and legs, and, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, confusion, and in serious cases seizures or coma. The disorder is most commonly observed in hospitalized patients whose kidneys are impacted by surgical and medical stress and complications.

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