Relationship between uric acid levels and impaired glucose tolerance in subjects with metabolic syndrome


Yorulmaz E., Uzunlulu M., Yorulmaz H., Oguz A.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.2, pp.286-289, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-289

Abstract

Objective: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of cardio-metabolic risk factors. Elevated serum uric acid levels are frequent in cases with cardiovascular disease carrying many attributes of MetS. The role of uric acid in the MetS pathogenesis and the development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) was not fully understood. In this study, the relationship between serum uric acid levels and MetS criteria and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) results was studied.