Serum uric acid and cardiovascular risk among Portuguese adolescents.

  title={Serum uric acid and cardiovascular risk among Portuguese adolescents.},
  author={J. Goncalves and Elisabete Ramos and Milton Severo and Max C. Y. Wong and Ken K Ong and David B Dunger and Carla Lopes},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={56 4},
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the association between serum uric acid (SUA) and cardiovascular risk classes (CRCs) in adolescents using a cluster-based approach. METHODS A cross-sectional evaluation was carried out in the 2007-2008 school year, including adolescents born in 1990 and enrolled in the schools of Porto, Portugal. The analysis included 1,286 adolescents. To identify CRC, a normal mixture model was performed including several biological cardiovascular risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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