Dr. Kanbay and colleagues emphasize that the data are correlative and that it is not yet possible to conclude that uric acid is the cause of the increased cardiovascular risk. The data do suggest, however, that lowering uric acid may be one approach to decreasing the number of cardiovascular events in patients with OSA. (posted 7/18/14)
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Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.