The association between the serum levels of uric acid and alanine aminotransferase in a population-based cohort.

@article{ZelberSagi2015TheAB,
  title={The association between the serum levels of uric acid and alanine aminotransferase in a population-based cohort.},
  author={Shira Zelber-Sagi and Ofir Ben-Assuli and Liane Rabinowich and Alex Goldstein and Avi Magid and Varda Shalev and Oren Shibolet and Gabriel Chodick},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={2408-15}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Elevated serum uric acid levels reflect and also cause both oxidative stress and insulin resistance and are frequently observed in patients with the metabolic syndrome. A strong association exists between the metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, we aimed to test the association between uric acid and elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT), as a surrogate for NAFLD, using real-world data. METHODS Data used for the cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING

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