Serum Uric Acid Levels and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies.

@article{Yuan2015SerumUA,
  title={Serum Uric Acid Levels and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies.},
  author={Huiping Yuan and Chenglong Yu and Xinghui Li and Liang Sun and Xiaoquan Zhu and Chengxiao Zhao and Zheng Zhang and Ze Yang},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2015},
  volume={100 11},
  pages={4198-207}
}
CONTEXT An excess circulating uric acid level, even within the normal range, is always comorbid with metabolic syndrome (MS), several of its components, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which was regarded as hepatic manifestation of MS; however, these associations remain controversial. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to quantitatively assess the relationship between the serum uric acid (SUA) levels and the MS/NAFLD risk. DESIGN We searched for related prospective cohort studies… CONTINUE READING