Healthy youth of the North Central Province possessed kidneys which were comparatively small, a study has revealed.
Researchers said that it could be indicative of early stage of kidney disease.
Initial research carried out by the Rajarata University research team on arsenic, revealed that healthy youth between the ages of 15- 30 from the Province had kidneys which were comparatively small.
Speaking to Daily Mirror Dr. Channa Jayasumana a member of the research team said that during an investigation carried out between April and November last year, 138 youth who were not detected with any diseases were found to have kidneys with a bi-polar length of 8-9 cm.
The average size of the bi-polar length in youth in the rest of the country is about 11 cm.
“We didn’t have any indication as to the early stages of the disease that is spreading. In order to find this out we carried this research and it revealed these facts. We believe that the youth are in the preliminary stages of the disease,” he said. (I.H)
Comments - 8
Punchi Singho Friday, 12 April 2013 12:26 AM
Oh! they must be peeing quite often, if their kidneys are small.
magodisthum Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:22 PM
News Flash: Many Parliamentarians...brains have been discovered to be quite small than the average Sri Lankan.
tube light Friday, 12 April 2013 03:56 PM
Congratulations Dr. Jayasumana. This nation is turned to be an unhealthy, sick and weak population by the Multinationals and their local cronies (including those who criticized arsenic theory in the universities). Go ahead and find out the true extent of the damage caused by those 'blood suckers'.
lalitha Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:22 PM
they should check the brain size of the BBS and politicians
sbd Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:43 AM
It is the lack of vision in the M/Agric that had precipiated this problem in the farmers of NCP.In the name of agriculture they have been dumping contaminated fertliser,pesticides & weedicides without any regulatory standards.This was in the name of self sufficiency in rice.What the country has instead a chronic kidney disease affecting youths & farmers!.They are doing the same with Maize now, which is only a animal feed ingredient.Whole dryzone population soon suffer the same fate.
Firdous Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:27 PM
this could be big threat for future generation in many ways of their psychically.
lankaputha Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:30 PM
can one of those researches do a research and find out the size of the brains of the islanders. ?
ANTON Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:47 PM
This organ is located in the heads of parliamentarians.
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