Increased childhood BMI is associated with young adult serum uric acid levels: a linkage study from Japan

@article{Kuwahara2016IncreasedCB,
  title={Increased childhood BMI is associated with young adult serum uric acid levels: a linkage study from Japan},
  author={Erika Kuwahara and Yoshitaka Murakami and Tomonori Okamura and Hirokazu Komatsu and Akemi Nakazawa and Hideo Ushiku and Fumio Maejima and Yoshio Nishigaki and Yuji Nishiwaki},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={81},
  pages={293-298}
}
Background:Growth pattern in early life is one of the most important factors affecting the pathogenesis of metabolic-associated diseases. The associations between serum uric acid (SUA) and hypertension, kidney disease, and coronary heart disease have been recognized. We investigated the association between increased BMI during childhood and adult SUA levels in Japan.Methods:We included 298 children with health examination data between 1981 and 2002 who had also undergone physical examinations… CONTINUE READING