Uric acid and the development of hypertension.

  title={Uric acid and the development of hypertension.},
  author={Chii-Min Hwu and Kuan Hung Lin},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={16 10},
Uric acid is a major product of purine metabolism in humans. Epidemiologic and experimental evidence suggests that serum uric acid is an independent risk factor for developing hypertension. Several plausible mechanisms have been proposed to explain how hyperuricemia is related to hypertension. In this review we summarize the current understanding concerning uric acid and the development of hypertension based on a MEDLINE search of all peer-review publications (original articles and reviews) on… CONTINUE READING

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