How do obesity and uric acid elevation cause hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A study by Zhang et al indicated that obesity and uric acid elevation have a strong additive interaction that increases the risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertriglyceridemia. The interaction was reportedly responsible for 27% and 26% of the expanded hypertriglyceridemia risk in men and women, respectively. [24]


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