Latest Uric acid Stories

2008-09-03 06:00:25

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that treatment with ARCALYST(R) (rilonacept), also known as IL-1 Trap, in a Phase 2 study of gout patients initiating therapy with allopurinol to lower their uric acid levels, produced a statistically significant reduction versus placebo in the incidence of gout flares. In this 83-patient, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the mean number of flares per patient over the first 12 weeks of urate-lowering therapy was 0.79 with...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Misra, Anoop Vikram, Naval K The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including impaired glucose metabolism, hypertension, dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity. Although the pathophysiology of this syndrome is incompletely understood, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity are central to many of the metabolic perturbations. Based on existing estimates the metabolic syndrome affects a nearly 1/4th of the populations in developed countries1. Prevalence of the...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ardea Biosciences, Inc. today announced that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom has authorized a Phase 1 study evaluating RDEA594 in normal healthy volunteers. RDEA594 is the Company's lead product candidate for the treatment of gout. "Regulatory clearance for us to proceed with our Phase 1 study of RDEA594, within six months from designation as a clinical candidate is a testament to the...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamburgers, soft drinks and beer are the staples of summer barbecues across America. However, these foods may cause dangerous changes in your body that can lead to a long list of diseases. The cause? A chemical called uric acid. Uric acid does not come from industrial waste or from excessively processed food. Uric acid is a natural byproduct of your body's metabolism that can build up in your body and lead to heart disease, kidney failure,...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

SAN DIEGO, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ardea Biosciences, Inc. today announced that it has received regulatory approval to begin a Phase 2a proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating RDEA806 in gout patients with hyperuricemia. Gout, also known as metabolic arthritis, is a painful and debilitating disease caused by abnormally elevated levels of uric acid in the blood stream, and is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men over 40. The Company also announced that gout...

2008-04-08 10:00:00

Apple product consumers likely to have lower blood pressure, trimmer waistlines, and more nutrient dense dietsNot eating your apple a day? Perhaps you should be. Adults who eat apples, apple juice and applesauce have a significantly reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems that are linked to numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study results, presented at the Experimental Biology 2008 meeting this week, were derived from an...

2008-02-01 12:25:00

A British study showed men who consume two or more sugary soft drinks per day increase their risk of gout by 85% compared with those who consume less than one drink per month. The researchers advise those with gout to eliminate sugary drinks from their diets.Gout is a painful joint disease caused when uric acid crystallizes out of the blood into the joints. Symptoms can include painful and swollen joints, mainly in the lower limbs. About 1.5% of the British population suffers from gout, and...

2008-01-22 18:30:00

Otherwise-healthy adults who eat two or more servings of meat a day -- the equivalent of two burger patties -- increase their risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 25 percent compared with those who eat meat twice a week, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including elevated waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides,...

2007-12-05 15:00:38

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal, the privately held specialty pharmaceutical company that pioneered the technology behind metabolic evaluations for kidney stone disease, has sold the rights to its line of kidney stone diagnostics to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated . The agreement was completed December 3, 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Products in the diagnostic line, include UroRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneRisk(R) Diagnostic Profile, StoneTrack...

2007-07-23 09:11:09

CHESTER, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that both Mucinex(R) (600 mg guaifenesin extended-release bi-layer tablets) and Delsym(R) (dextromethorphan polistirex) brands ranked No. 1 in their respective over-the-counter (OTC) therapeutic categories, in the recently published Pharmacy Times 2007 OTC Survey of Pharmacist Recommendations. According to Pharmacy Times, pharmacists make more than 15 million recommendations every month in...

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