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The Association of Obesity and Serum Uric acid in Korean adults
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The Association of Obesity and Serum Uric acid in Korean adults
Park, Sun Young; Yoon, Hyun;
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The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the obesity status on serum uric acid in health check-up examinees. The study subjects were 1,118 adults, 20 years and over (636 males, 482 females), the health package check-up at the general hospital in Gwang-Ju from January to December, 2011. This study assessed the serum uric acid, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine levels, as well as the anthropometric variables (SBP, DBP, and BMI). In a model I, after adjusting for the variables, such as age, SBP, DBP, TC, TG, HDL-C, and FBG, the mean uric acid level () increased with increasing obesity status in males (p<0.001) or females (p=0.036). In model II, after adjusting for BUN and creatinine, the mean uric acid () in males increased with increasing obesity status (Normal weight [BMI <], ; overweight [BMI ], ; obesity [BMI ], ) (p<0.001). In the females, however, the mean uric acid () did not increase with increasing obesity status (Normal weight, ; overweight, ; obesity, ) (p=0.191). In conclusion, these results suggest that an increase in obesity status is associated with an increase in the serum uric acid levels in males, but not in females.
Obesity;BMI;Uric acid;Korean adult;Health check-up;
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