Higher circulating levels of uric acid are prospectively associated with better muscle function in older persons.

@article{Macchi2008HigherCL,
  title={Higher circulating levels of uric acid are prospectively associated with better muscle function in older persons.},
  author={Claudio Macchi and Raffaele Molino-Lova and Paola Polcaro and Lorenzo Guarducci and Fulvio Lauretani and Francesca Cecchi and Stefania Bandinelli and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 9},
  pages={522-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that oxidative protein damage is independently associated with low grip strength and that dietary intake and circulating levels of antioxidant vitamins are positive predictors of muscle strength among older persons. Since uric acid (UA), has strong antioxidant properties, we tested the hypothesis that UA levels is cross-sectionaly associated with muscle strength and protective against the decline of strength over the aging process. SUBJECTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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