Top News on Uric Acid and Gout

Gout was once thought of as a disease only for kings or the wealthy, brought on by overindulgence in rich foods, read meat, and alcohol, but today this painful condition is more prevalent in the general population than you might think. A form of arthritis, gout occurs when uric acid…

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Top News on Metabolic Syndrome for the Week of 8/15/11

Metabolic syndrome describes a set of symptoms that increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Those risk factors are: high blood pressure obesity, particularly extra weight around the waist insulin resistance low good cholesterol higher levels of triglycerides Patients are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when they…

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