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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Men with gout have lower cholesterol than healthy men

This study was published in the Journal of Rheumatology 1986 Aug;13(4):774-7

Study title and authors:
Cholesterol distribution among lipoprotein fractions in patients with gout and normal controls.
Jacobelli S, Arteaga A, Bidegain F.

This study can be accessed at:
This study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with gout. The study included 29 gouty men and 34 healthy controls.
The results of the study showed that gouty patients had lower total cholesterol, lower low density lipopritein (LDL) cholesterol and lower high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol than the healthy men.
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