BACKGROUND: Obesity has been demonstrated to be associated with increased serum uric acid (SUA); however, little is known regarding the relationship between maximum weight, or maximum weight fluctuation, and uric acid concentration. Through retrospective means, we determined the association of maximum weight with SUA risk.
METHODS: Data of 21,414 participants (8,630 males and 12,784 females) from the 2007-8 China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study were analyzed for parameters including lifestyle habits, biochemical blood analysis and self-reported maximum weight.
RESULTS: Elevated SUA subjects shared a cluster of demographic features. After adjustment for age, gender, education, smoking, drinking, physical activity, WHR, height, eGFR(evaluate glomerular filtration rate), and diuretic usage, multivariate logistic regression models demonstrated maximum weight was associated with increased risk of elevated SUA level (P
CONCLUSIONS: Maximum weight is a strong risk factor for increased uric acid level in the Chinese population, which might serve as a novel clinical indicator suggesting hyperuricemia. Controlling maximum weight, keeping weight to the appropriate range, and maintaining the stable weight may be conducive for decreasing risk of hyperuricemia.
Recommended CitationGao, Bin; Zhou, Jie; Ge, Jiapu; Zhang, Yaping; Chen, Fei; Lau, Wayne B; Wan, Yi; Zhang, Nanyan; Xing, Ying; Wang, Li; Fu, Jianfang; Li, Xiaomiao; Jia, Hongxia; Zhao, Xin; and Ji, Qiuhe, "Association of maximum weight with hyperuricemia risk: a retrospective study of 21,414 chinese people." (2012). Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 15.