PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.27, ss.286-289, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.