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THE IMPACT OF LIFESTYLE DECISIONS THAT CAUSE END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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By: Laquita Hailey
Professor: Cornelius Cash, PH.D., MBA

American InterContinental University
6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody RD
500 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328

June 18, 2005

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Chapter 1 – Introduction……………………………………………………………………4 Background and Problem………………………………………………………… 4 Statement of Problem……………………………………………………………….4 Purpose of Study……………………………………………………………………4 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………………………4 Research Hypothesis………………………………………………………………4 Importance of the Study……………………………………………………………4
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I feel that a lifestyle of alcohol consumption plays a key part in this disease and I feel that African American males are greatly affected by this. In the United States there are 375,000 Americans that are being treated for end-stage renal disease. To break it down further 207,516 are males and then 121,945 are African American males (www.kidney.org). African American males are prone to end-stage renal disease at an early age is this because they are possibly drinking at an early age, only further studies will answer that. There have been studies dealing with alcoholism as an indirect cause of end-stage renal disease. I feel that frequent use of alcohol and starting at an early age does cause end-stage renal disease. Not to mention the type of alcohol that is consumed such as moonshine and other hard liquors such as vodka, rum and some types of whiskey. Also how the alcohol is consumed, like drinking it straight not mixing it with any other type of drink and even adding ice to the alcohol. All this will water down the alcohol and the effect will not be as strong. As drinking it straight as some men do. Drinking alcohol in large amounts will affect the kidneys and it may eventually lead to end-stage renal disease. In my research I ran across a study that has already been done on alcohol consumption and end-stage renal disease. This

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