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Kidney Int. 2006 May;69(10):1722-5.

Unearthing uric acid: an ancient factor with recently found significance in renal and cardiovascular disease.

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Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32610, USA. nakagt@medicine.ufl.edu

Abstract

Uric acid is strongly associated with cardiovascular and renal disease, but is usually not considered to have a causal role. However, recent experimental, epidemiological, and clinical studies provocatively suggest that uric acid may contribute to the development of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and kidney disease in some patients. Clinical studies are urgently needed to examine this important possibility.

PMID:
16598194
DOI:
10.1038/sj.ki.5000391
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