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Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2011 Aug 4;10:72. doi: 10.1186/1475-2840-10-72.

Serum uric acid level and its association with metabolic syndrome and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Institute of endocrinology and diabetology, Huashan hospital, Shanghai medical college, Fudan University, 12 Middle Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We aimed to investigate whether elevated serum uric acid concentrations are associated with higher risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

METHODS:

We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey in Shanghai, with a total of 395 men and 631 women age 41 to 92 years. The carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and carotid atherosclerotic plaques (PLQ) were measured by B-mode ultrasound. MetS was defined according to the updated National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III criteria for Asian Americans.

RESULTS:

Uric acid levels were negatively associated with duration of diabetes, fasting plasma glucose, glycohemoglobin, eGFR, HDL-cholesterol (all P < 0.001) and positively with BMI, CRP, waist circumference, triglycerides, systolic blood pressure, ACR, HOMA-IR and IMT (all P < 0.05). In the highest quartile of uric acid levels, the risks were substantially higher for MetS [odds ratio 3.97, (95% confidence interval 2.58-6.13)] (P < 0.001 for trend) and PLQ [odds ratio 2.71 (95% confidence interval 1.62-4.47)] (p = 0.013 for trend) compared with that in the lowest quartile of uric acid levels after multiple adjustment. These associations remained significant after further adjustment for potential confounders.

CONCLUSIONS:

Serum uric acid level is associated with MetS and is an independent risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

PMID:
21816063
PMCID:
PMC3163178
DOI:
10.1186/1475-2840-10-72
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