Background: The association between
uric acid (UA) with metabolic syndrome (MS) has been researched more in adults
than in adolescents. In fact, this association is not completely understood
among adolescents. Objectives: The
purpose of this study was to explore the association between UA with MS. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of
742 Kuwaiti adolescents (303 males and 439 females) who were apparently
healthy, chosen from randomly selected schools were used for the study; four
intermediate (two males and two females) and four secondary (two males and two
females) schools. Results: The
results of the study showed the UA level was highly associated with MS,
especially among males. UA was significantly associated with each of the six
parameters of MS. Conclusions: The
level of uric acid among the adolescent was high and it was significantly associated
with MS and gender. Dietary interventions are necessary to reduce UA and the
parameters of MS among the adolescents.
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