2005 年 32 巻 4 号 p. 381-384
Objective To demonstrate the correlation of six healthy habits with uric acid levels.
Methods Our mnemonic or motto for promoting healthy habits is“None of one, Less of two, More of three.”The one thing that is to be given up is smoking. The two things that are to be reduced are intake of food and alcohol. The three things that are to be increased are exercise, rest and enjoyable activities.
Subjects A questionnaire recording compliance with this motto was completed by 5584 Japanese male subjects undergoing medical health check-ups. Serum uric acid was measured. The subjects under medication were excluded.
Results Serum uric acid level decreased significantly in relation to the number of healthy habits practiced (381.0μmol/l for one, 371.9 for two, 367.0 for three, 362.8 for four, 356.7 for five, and 355.4 for six) .
Conclusion Practicing these six healthy habits contributes to the prevention of hyperuricemia.