PubMed | Liaoyang Diabetes Hospital Liaoyang 111000, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical UniversityShenyang 110004, Dalian Medical University and Shenyang University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental medicine | Year: 2016
Data about the association between serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome in healthy adolescents are sparse. This study examined this association and determined the optimal cutoffs for serum uric acid to predict metabolic syndrome among healthy adolescents.During 2010-2011, we conducted a cross-sectional study of 927 adolescents (53.0% boys) aged 11-16 years from junior and senior high schools in northeast China. All participants received a physical examination and gave venous blood samples.Serum uric acid was positively associated with abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension in boys and with abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia in girls. For those with hyperurecemia, the odds ratios (95% CI) for metabolic syndrome were 7.67 (95% CI, 2.58~22.78) for boys and 4.77 (95% CI, 1.01~22.60) for girls. SUA was a better predictor of metabolic syndrome than fasting glucose, though not as good as waist circumference.Among adolescents in China, serum uric acid level may be a useful predictor of metabolic syndrome.