Korean J Fam Pract. 2018; 8(1): 15-20  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2018.8.1.15
The Correlation between Colon Polyps and Metabolic Syndrome Parameters, Serum Uric Acid Level in Health Screen Examinees
Ah-ra Koh*, Chun-hwan Kim, Jun-ho Bang, Kwang-wook Jung, Hee-kwon Yu
Department of Family Medicine, Dongsuwon General Hospital, Suwon, Korea
Ah-ra Koh
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Received: March 6, 2017; Revised: June 4, 2017; Accepted: June 23, 2017; Published online: February 20, 2018.
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Background: Adenomatous polyps of the colon are precancerous lesions. Whether hyperuricemia represents an independent risk factor for colon cancer is controversial. Studies have indicated a relationship between colon cancer and metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to determine whether metabolic syndrome parameters and hyperuricemia are risk factors for colon polyps and whether uric acid level is a predictive factor.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with colon polyps who visited the General Hospital Health Promotion Center in Suwon and underwent colonoscopic examination between January 2011 and December 2014. A total of 1,435 asymptomatic adults were included. We analyzed the odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for colon polyps by using a multivariable logistic regression analysis. All the analyses were conducted using IMB SPSS 22.0.
Results: In the 1,435 patients, the prevalence of colon polyps was 21.3% (n=305). t-test revealed that the prevalence of colon polyps was higher in the patients with high triglyceride level, body mass index, and abdominal circumference. However, in the multiple regression analysis, the risk of colon polyps was not significantly associated with metabolic syndrome parameters and serum uric acid level.
Conclusion: The occurrence of colon polyps was not associated with metabolic syndrome parameters and serum uric acid level in the health screening examinees in this study.
Keywords: Colonic Polyps; Metabolic Syndrome; Uric Acid
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