Uric acid levels are associated with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality independent of systemic inflammation in men from the general population: the MONICA/KORA cohort study.

@article{Meisinger2008UricAL,
  title={Uric acid levels are associated with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality independent of systemic inflammation in men from the general population: the MONICA/KORA cohort study.},
  author={Christa Meisinger and W. K{\"o}nig and Jens Baumert and Angela D{\"o}ring},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1186-92}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether increasing serum uric acid (UA) levels are related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, all-cause mortality, and incident (fatal and nonfatal) myocardial infarction (MI) in men from the general population taking into account C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was based on 3604 men (45 to 74 years of age) who participated in 1 of the 3 MONICA Augsburg surveys… CONTINUE READING

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