Uric acid levels predict future blood pressure and new onset hypertension in the general Japanese population

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — agosto 27th, 2014 — 12:51 under factores de riesgo

Uric acid levels predict future blood pressure and new onset hypertension in the general Japanese population

Riesgo cardiovascularPor: H. Takase, G. Kimura y Y. Dohi.  Journal of Human Hypertension (2014) 28, 529–534.

We tested the hypothesis that uric acid levels predict new-onset hypertension in the Japanese general population. Normotensive individuals who visited our hospital for a yearly health checkup (n=8157, men=61.0% and age=50.7±12.2 years) were enrolled in the present study. After baseline evaluation, participants were followed up for a median of 48.3 months (range 4.9–101.0 months), with the endpoint being the development of hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure (BP) greater than or equal to140?mm?Hg, diastolic BP greater than or equal to90?mm?Hg or the use of antihypertensive medication.

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