Impact of BMI on serum uric acid levels in females in local population.
Body mass index is the fat content of body whereas hyperuricemia is the condition when serum uric acid level crosses the optimum normal level. Increase in BMI may influence serum uric acid. Objective: To find out the relationship of BMI with serum uric acid level in local population. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Lady Aitchison hospital Lahore. Period: March 2017- August 2017. Material and Methods: Written informed consent was taken prior to data collection. Detailed history was asked and weight in kilograms and height in meters was noted. Body mass index was calculated. Uric acid was measured by uricase method after taking 1 ml venous blood under aseptic measures. Results: Body mass index and serum uric acid of the subjects were compared with the standard values that were 24.99kg/m2 and 5.7mg/dl and statistical analysis showed a significant difference (p-0.023 and p-0.000) respectively. Simple linear regression revealed 0.391 units change in serum uric acid level with one unit change in BMI. Conclusion: Serum uric acid increased with increase in BMI.