Veronica Yank

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  • The Effects of a Long-Term Physical Activity Intervention on Serum Uric Acid in Older Adults at Risk for Physical Disability JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Beavers, K. M., Hsu, F., Serra, M. C., Yank, V., Pahor, M., Nicklas, B. J. 2014; 22 (1): 25-33


    Observational studies show a relationship between elevated serum uric acid (UA) and better physical performance and muscle function. The purpose of this paper was to determine whether regular participation in an exercise intervention, known to improve physical functioning, would result in increased serum UA. 424 elderly men and women at risk for physical disability were randomized to participate in either a 12-month moderate-intensity physical activity (PA) or health education (SA) intervention. UA was measured at baseline, 6- and 12-months (n= 368, 341 and 332, respectively). Baseline UA levels were 6.03±1.52 mg/dL and 5.94±1.55 mg/dL in the PA and SA groups, respectively. The adjusted mean UA at month 12 was 4.8% (0.24 mg/dL) higher in the PA compared to the SA group (p=0.028). Compared to a health education intervention, a one-year PA intervention results in a modest increase in systemic concentration of UA in elderly individuals at risk for mobility disability.

    View details for DOI 10.1123/JAPA:2012-0018

    View details for Web of Science ID 000329896100003

    View details for PubMedID 23295313

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