A study of 1,837 people aged 50-62, which replicated accurate measurements of kidney function in health women and men over time, may partly explain why more women are diagnosed with early CKD and more men develop severe CKD and kidney failure as they age. The baseline mean glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was 90 ml/min/1.73 m.2 for women and 98 ml/min/1.73m.2 for men (P<0.001). However, additional measurements over 11 years of follow-up showed that men experienced a mean decrease in GFR 25% more than women.

The study, published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JSN) showed that the relationship between age and GFR was about linear in women, but curvilinear in men, with GFR sloping steeper at older ages.

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