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Clinical Trials Update
September 24, 2014

Exercise May Extend Life in Patients With High Serum Uric Acid

JAMA. 2014;312(12):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12704

People with asymptomatic hyperuricemia who engaged in moderate exercise experienced a 4- to 6-year increase in life expectancy and elimination of the mortality risks of high uric acid compared with inactive individuals with normal uric acid levels, found an observational study of 467 976 Taiwanese adults (Chen J-H et al. Ann Rheum Dis. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205312 [published online July 22, 2014]).

Affecting nearly 25% of the US population, high serum uric acid (sUA), defined as 7.0 mg/dL or higher, is associated with increased mortality risk, but treatment with medication can pose significant adverse effects.

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