Alderman M, Aiyer KJ.  Uric acid: role in cardiovascular disease and effects of losartan. Curr Med Res Opin. 2004 Mar;20(3):369-79.

Article excerpt:

A substantial body of epidemiological and experimental evidence suggests that serum uric acid is an important, independent risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease especially in patients with hypertension, heart failure, or diabetes.

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http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1185/030079904125002982