Hypertriglyceridemia in Gout
Serum triglyceride levels were significantly higher in 34 patients with gout (42 mg. per 100 ml.) in comparison to the levels in 28 healthy men over 35 years of age (100 mg. per 100 ml.). There was no significant predictive relation between levels of serum uric acid and triglycerides in either group. No significant difference in serum cholesterol levels nor lipoprotein profile was apparent between the two groups. The patients with gout had been selected to exclude any manifestations of atherosclerosis or other disease known to be associated with abnormalities in circulating lipids. The results provide support for possible linkage of genetic factors influencing uric acid and triglyceride metabolism. The presence of hypertriglyceridemia in gout may be correlated with the increased incidence of arteriosclerosis.
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