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Uric acid and fibrinogen: age-modulated relationships with blood pressure components.
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PMID:  20861868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Data from a cross-sectional population-based study carried out in the town of Bollate (Milan) were used to verify whether there is an age-modulated relationship between the components of blood pressure (BP) and plasma uric acid and fibrinogen levels. Changes in uric acid and fibrinogen levels in relation to diastolic BP (DBP), systolic BP (SBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure (PP) in 820 subjects aged 42-59 years and in 509 subjects aged 60-74 years were estimated from general linear models adjusted by the clinical, lifestyle and biological variables traditionally associated with cardiovascular risk. Uric acid levels significantly increased with DBP and MAP only in the middle-aged group without metabolic syndrome or diabetes, and were even in those who were pre-hypertensive. On the contrary, fibrinogen levels significantly increased with SBP and PP only among the elderly with metabolic syndrome or diabetes, and were particularly high among those with stage 2 hypertension. These findings add evidence concerning an age-modulated relationship between the levels of uric acid and fibrinogen and the steady and pulsatile components of BP and it is possibly related to the different mechanisms underlying increased BP: renal factors in middle-aged subjects and vascular abnormalities in the elderly.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1476-5527     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Medical Informatics, Institute of Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council, Milan, Italy.
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