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Hyperuricemia and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have been shown to increase the risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increase the risk of total and CVD mortality.1 2 Insulin resistance (IR) and central obesity have been recognised as the common underlying mechanism.3 4 The association between hyperuricemia and MetS has been studied, but most of these studies focused on Caucasians.5 In this study, we examined this relationship using five different definitions (proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Cholesterol Education Program Third Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATPIII), the modified NCEP-ATPIII, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and the American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI)) in Taiwan.6
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