Here are the supporting materials for Episode 30 'Transplant Trouble: Kidney Transplants and Weight'


BMI cut-offs are frequently used to deny larger-bodied people from attaining or donating a kidney. This episode delves into the validity and ethics of weight restrictions and weight loss advice for people who need a new kidney.


Learning goals:

  • Understand the nutritional factors related to kidney disease
  • Identify the relationships between higher weight and short and long term outcomes of kidney failure and treatments
  • Appreciate the current arguments for and against limiting access to kidney transplants for larger bodied people with kidney failure


This download includes:

- Learning outcomes

- Links to key articles

- Further reading

- Summary information

- Self-Test Quiz (with answers!)

Episode 30 Supporting Materials

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