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Renal Nutrition Update Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.

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Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Even levels in the normal range can be associated with an increased risk of renal insufficiency.

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible to diabetes, researchers say.

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Each 5-unit increment in BMI is associated with a 55% increased relative risk of gout.

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

High Uric Acid May Hasten Dialysis Initiation

Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.

Uric Acid Lowering Has Renal Benefits

Patients with hyperuricemia who use urate-lowering therapies are less likely to experience renal function decline.

High Uric Acid Increases Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

High Uric Acid Increases Hip Fracture Risk in Older Men

A level of 7 mg/dL or higher is associated with a 62% increased risk compared with lower levels.

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

Elevated levels of uric acid are associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes.

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Patients with coronary artery disease are more likely to have ED if they have elevated uric acid levels.