Human kidneys with adrenal glands and ureters. The kidneys form urine by filtering out waste products from the blood, which are expelled from the body using the bladder. Photo: Alamy

The kidneys: how they work and the best ways to keep them healthy

  • Kidneys filter the blood and strain out waste products and water, which end up as urine
  • Hypertension and diabetes are common causes of kidney disease, the risk of which can be lowered with a diet low in salt and red meat
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Human kidneys with adrenal glands and ureters. The kidneys form urine by filtering out waste products from the blood, which are expelled from the body using the bladder. Photo: Alamy
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