Association Study between Serum Uric Acid Level and Metabolic Syndrome

혈청 요산 농도와 대사증후군과의 연관성에 대한 연구

  • 박덕현 (차의과학대학 부속 구미차병원) ;
  • 이은령 (경운대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 주정열 (경운대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2016.11.07
  • Accepted : 2016.12.08
  • Published : 2017.02.28


This research aimed to identify the correlation between the metabolic syndrome, which is one of the cardiovascular risk factors and emerging as an issue in the society, and the serum uric acid level. The research was conducted on a total of 1,444 patients who took a medical examination at a health examination center. The research subjects were composed of 977 men and 467 women. By conducting physical measurement and the blood test on the subjects, the research identified the correlation between the serum uric acid level and the metabolic syndrome and compared the number of the risk factors by dividing the class of the serum uric acid. The average level of serum uric acid was identified higher in men at $6.30{\pm}1.39mg/dL$ than $4.43{\pm}0.89mg/dL$ in women. Men had a correlation between age, waist size, systolic blood pressure, neutral fat, HDL-cholesterol, WBC count and ESR and the serum uric acid level (p<0.05), while women had a correlation between waist size, diastolic blood pressure level, neutral fat, HDL-cholesterol and ESR and the serum uric acid level (p<0.05). The number of the risk factors depending on the serum uric acid level increased as the serum uric acid level rose. The overall prevalence rate of the metabolic syndrome was higher in men at 17.4% than 10.2% in women. This showed that there is a statistically relevant relevance between the metabolic syndrome and the serum uric acid level, and the number of the risk factors of the metabolic syndrome will go up with an increase in the serum uric acid level.


Uric Acid;Metabolic Syndrome;Cardiovascular Risk Factors


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