Men are consistently at an increased risk for kidney failure compared to their female counterparts.
This coming from a new study out of the University of Calgary looking into the lifetime risks of renal failure.
From 1997 to 2008, pair of Alberta scientists Dr. Tanvir Chowdhury Turin and Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, observed more than 2.5 million adult Albertans free of kidney problems at the start of the study.
Finding while there is a 2.66 per cent risk of middle aged men developing kidney failure, women only face a 1.76 per cent risk.
In those suffering reduced renal functions, men were once again at an increased risk of 7.51 per cent while women only faced a risk of 3.21 per cent.