Lipoprotein Metabolism in Primary Gout - Influence of Alcohol Intake and Body Weight
It has been reported that a raised serum uric acid is related to the development of atherosclerosis, but the direct association between hyperuricemia and atherosclerosis remains uncertain1). Therefore, in gout it seems important to investigate serum lipids which are among the known risk factors for atherosclerosis. In previous studies, some investigators suggested that hyperlipidemia in primary gout was secondary to excessive alcohol intake2) and/or obesity3), while others suggested that hyperlipidemia was a consequence of essential factors in primary gout4).
KeywordsBody Mass Index Alcohol Intake Serum Lipid Total Cholesterol Concentration Excessive Alcohol Intake2
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