People who were overweight at 26 or 36 years old had a twofold higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease by the time they were seniors than those who were never overweight or did not become overweight until they were 60 to 64 years old, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. People with a higher waist-to-hip ratio during middle age were also more likely to develop chronic kidney disease at age 60 to 64.

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