Secondhand smoke exposure may cause kidney problems in teens

04/8/2013 | DailyRx.com

U.S. researchers analyzed data on 7,516 12- to 17-year-olds who had blood tests for creatinine and cotinine and found that an increase in cotinine levels was linked to a decline in the estimated glomerular filtration rate. The findings suggest that secondhand smoke may contribute to kidney damage in teens, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics.

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