Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 28–31 | Cite as

Hyperuricemia-hyperlipemia association in the absence of obesity and alcohol abuse

  • E. Collantes Estevez
  • M. Pineda Priego
  • J. Anon Barbudo
  • P. Sanchez Guijo


We carried out a study on 43 male asymptomatic subjects with high levels of uric acid but showing no signs of arterial hypertension, obesity or alcohol abuse. Initially, we investigated cholesterol levels, triglycerides in blood serum and the very low density lipoprotein fraction. The results showed asymptomatic hyperuricemia, frequently associated with mixed hyperlipidemia or hypertriglyceridemia. In our cases, however, the association was not connected to exogenous factors such as obesity or alcohol consumption. We also found the very low density lipoprotein fraction to be anomalous compared to the control group, which suggests that the metabolism of this lipoprotein is altered by the aforesaid association.

Key words

Hyperuricemia Hyperlipemia Obesity Alcohol Intake Arterial Hypertension Very Low Density Lipoprotein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Collantes Estevez
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Pineda Priego
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Anon Barbudo
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Sanchez Guijo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Teaching Unit of General PathologyUniversity of CordobaCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.Rheumatology ServiceRegional Hospital “Reina Sofía”CórdobaSpain

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