Metabolic syndrome refers to a certain group of health conditions that occur together. The conditions include elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, obesity (excess visceral fat), abnormal cholesterol levels (specifically high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol), and insulin resistance.

How does metabolic syndrome impact the risk of gout?

Metabolic syndrome impacts the risk of gout by contributing to high urate levels in the body. This occurs from conditions such as insulin resistance, obesity, and high blood pressure. The link between metabolic syndrome and the development of gout has only been recognized in recent years.

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