THOMAS G. BENEDEK, M.D.
The existence of a correlation between gout and obesity has been accepted since ancient times, the alleged common denominator being gluttony. The validity of this belief has not been adequately tested and has been questioned (1). Despite the long-appreciated associations between obesity and atherosclerosis, studies of relationships between hyperuricemia, with or without clinical gout, and atherosclerosis have been undertaken only in recent years. The first systematic investigation of this kind was published by Gertler, Garn, and Levine (2) in 1951. These investigators found hyperuricemia to be present 4 times as frequently in a group of 92 men who had suffered
BENEDEK TG. Correlations of Serum Uric Acid and Lipid Concentrations in Normal, Gouty, and Atherosclerotic Men. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:851–861. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-851
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):851-861.
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