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Research: Elevated Serum Uric Acid Decreasing Lifespan By 11 Years


Amna Quddusi

12th Nov, 2020. 07:24 pm
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The research suggests that chronic diseases like hypertension, heart disease, kidney failure, and others can be caused if levels of Serum Uric Acid (SUA) are increased in the blood.

As per the scientists, if SUA levels are increased in the blood it can decrease the likelihood of people surviving and also their average life expectancy for almost 11 years.

The journal of BMJ Global Health features a study that reported information on the significant declines in the life span of male and female patients correlated with the presence of Serum Uric Acid (SUA).

Leonard Browne, a lead writer from the University of Limerick situated in the US stated, “This is the first study to yield detailed survival statistics for SUA concentrations among Irish men and women in the health system.”

Browne further stated, “Our key question was to determine whether SUA, a routinely measured blood marker, could help us predict a patient’s lifespan, all else being equal.”

To address these concerns a total of 26,525 samples are collected from the patients.

For men and women with elevated levels of SUA life expectancy can be reduced by 11.7 and 6 years respectively.

Experts claim that high levels of SUA are associated with serious medical illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke.

The author wrote, “Indeed when we looked at the cause of death for these patients, we found on one hand that men and women with very high SUA levels died from cardiovascular causes.”

“We also found that very low levels of SUA were also associated with a higher risk of death primarily in men. This would, of course, suggest that very low levels of SUA are also detrimental to survival.”


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