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Findings: Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Mortality in Advanced CKD

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Higher levels of physical activity were associated with a one-half reduction in risk of death among patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a recent study

The prospective study included 579 adults with stage 4 to 5 CKD treated at four Canadian multi-disciplinary kidney health clinics between 2012 and 2018. Patients were not receiving kidney replacement therapy at baseline. The study was published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Physical activity was assessed using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire, which addresses occupational, household, and leisure activities over the past week. Based on