Chronic Kidney Disease & Aging Press Release 2014

Brussels, 10th March 2014 – Around 600 million persons worldwide have some form of kidney damage. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), predicted to increase by 17% over the next decade, is now recognized as global public health issue. If detected early and managed appropriately, the deterioration in kidney function can be slowed or even stopped – yet awareness of kidney diseases is still very low and many people underestimate the vital role their kidneys play.