Table 2

Median (SD) clinical and laboratory features at enrolment and after 16 weeks of dietary intervention, and respective median decreases in 13 patients with gout

Clinical/laboratory feature At enrolment At 16 weeks Decrease (range) p Value
Weight (kg)91.1 (23.5)83.4 (22.0)7.7 (0–21)0.002
BMI2-150(kg/m2)30.5 (8.1)27.8 (7.9)2.7 (0–6.7)0.002
Attacks per month2.1 (0.8)0.6 (0.7)1.5 (0–2.5)0.002
Uric acid (mmol/l)0.57 (0.10)0.47 (0.09)0.10 (0.03–0.16)0.001
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)6.0 (1.7)4.7 (0.90)1.3 (0.3–5.5)0.002
LDL-C2-150 (mmol/l)3.5 (1.2)2.7 (0.80)0.8 (−0.01–3.66)0.004
HDL-C2-150 (mmol/l)0.87 (0.21)0.91 (0.16)−0.04 (−0.24–0.09)0.5
C:HDL-C ratio6.7 (1.7)5.2 (1.0)1.5 ( 0.3–5.6)0.002
TG2-150(mmol/l)4.7 (4.2)1.9 (1.0)2.8 (0.19–11.7)0.001
  • 2-150 BMI = body mass index; LDL-C = low density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C = high density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG = triglyceride.