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Serum uric Acid as a predictor for the development of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease in apparently healthy subjects: a 5-year retrospective cohort study.
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PMID:  20981217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study evaluated the relationship between hyperuricemia and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by comparing the incidence rates of NAFLD in relation to serum uric acid levels in apparently healthy subjects during a 5-year period.
METHODS: Among 15,638 healthy Korean subjects who participated in a health-screening program in 2003 and 2008, respectively, 4954 subjects without other risk factors were enrolled in this study. We compared the incidence rates of NAFLD in 2008 with respect to baseline uric acid levels.
RESULTS: In 2003, serum uric acid levels were categorized into the following quartiles: 0.6-3.9, 3.9-4.8, 4.8-5.9, and 5.9-12.6 mg/dL. The incidence of NAFLD in 2008 increased with the level of baseline uric acid (5.6%, 9.8%, 16.2%, and 20.9%, respectively; p<0.05). Multiple logistic regression analysis demonstrated that hyperuricemia was associated with the development of NAFLD. When compared to the subjects in quartile 1, the odds ratio (OR) for the incidence of NAFLD for quartiles 2, 3, and 4 were 1.53 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.09-2.16; p=0.014], 1.69 (95% CI, 1.17-2.44; p=0.005), and 1.84 (95% CI, 1.25-2.71; p=0.002), respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: High serum uric acid levels appear to be associated with an increased risk of the development of NAFLD.
Authors:
Jae Woong Lee; Yong Kyun Cho; Mc Ryan; Hyang Kim; Seung Won Lee; Eugene Chang; Kwan Joong Joo; Jung Tae Kim; Bum Soo Kim; Ki Chul Sung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gut and liver     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2005-1212     ISO Abbreviation:  Gut Liver     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316452     Medline TA:  Gut Liver     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-83     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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