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Tag: salivary uric acid

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Uric Acid May be an Important Biomarker Indexing Health and Disease Risk

The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Author: Riis JL, et al. (2018), Biomarkers in Medicine SUMMARY: Uric acid (UA) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as a wide range of other health conditions and behaviors. A noninvasive measure of UA would be particularly useful in biobehavioral health […]

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Lower BMI and uric acid in Mexican-origin families with greater fear of deportation

Household fear of deportation in Mexican-origin families: Relation to body mass index percentiles and salivary uric acid Author: Martinez AD, et al. (2017), American Journal of Human Biology OBJECTIVE: Fear of deportation (FOD) is a prevalent concern among mixed-status families. Yet, our understanding of how FOD shapes human health and development is in its infancy. […]

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Salivary uric acid modulates stress-related hippocampal activity

The hippocampal response to psychosocial stress varies with salivary uric acid level Author: Goodman AM, et al (2016), Neuroscience. Uric acid is a naturally occurring, endogenous compound that impacts mental health. In particular, uric acid levels are associated with emotion-related psychopathology (e.g., anxiety and depression). Therefore, understanding uric acid’s impact on the brain would provide […]