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Uric acid likely marker of metabolic syndrome

June 22, 2016

Serum uric acid level is associated with all components of metabolic syndrome, with the level increasing with the number of metabolic factors, according to recent study findings.

In a case-control study, Satyendra Khichar, MD, senior registrar in the department of medicine at Sardar Patel Medical College in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, and colleagues analyzed data from 100 adults with metabolic syndrome and 100 healthy age- and sex-matched controls in 2013 (mean age, 53 years). Components of metabolic syndrome were defined as high blood pressure, truncal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL and hyperglycemia. Researchers stratified patients by number of components of metabolic syndrome (0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5). Hyperuricemia was defined as a serum uric acid concentration of at least 7 mg/dL in men or at least 6 mg/dL in women; uric acid concentrations were categorized into quartiles for men and women.

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Uric acid likely marker of metabolic syndrome

June 22, 2016
Serum uric acid level is associated with all components of metabolic syndrome, with the level increasing with the number of metabolic factors…

In the Journals

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