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Letters to editor
19 (
4
); 174-174
doi:
10.4103/0971-4065.59345

Microalbuminuria and BMI

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160, Thailand
Address for correspondence: Prof. Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160, Thailand. E-mail: wviroj@yahoo.com
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Sir,

I read the recent publication by Chowta et al. with a great interest.[1] Chowta et al. reached the conclusion that “there is no effect of BMI and sex on the prevalence of microalbuminuria”.[1] Indeed, the correlation between BMI and microalbuminuria is widely discussed. In a recent publication by Sibal et al.,[2] BMI is a good predictor for macrovascular complication of DM but not for microalbuminuria. However, the strong correlation between BMI and microalbuminuria was reported in another study among patients with hypertension.[3] The correlation between microalbuminuria and BMI is still a myth that needs further complete assessment.

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