Gout elevates diabetes risk, research shows

11/7/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Uncontrolled serum uric acid levels may increase the risk of diabetes by up to 20%, experts reported at the American College of Rheumatology meeting. Researchers studied 1,923 gout patients and found that those with controlled uric acid levels had higher diabetes-free rates at year one, two and three compared with those with uncontrolled uric acid levels.

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