Study of Uric-Acid Level in Obese Students at Health Polytechnic, Ministry of Health, Makassar

Kalma Kalma, Nur Akbar Aksa

Abstract


Obesity is a problem in public health, including students. Overweight will increase body’s weight so that the higher of uric acid permeation from blood plasma into the inter-joint space as a main trigger of gout. The aim of this research was to determine uric acid levels in blood specimens of obese students. The method used is a laboratory-observation with a cross-sectional approach, that is each study sample was examined for uric acid levels in its blood specimen. The number of samples is 30 obese students at the Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health in Makassar. It was conducted on 5 - 27 July 2018 at the Department of Health Analyst, the Health Polytechnic of the Ministry of Health in Makassar and at Labuang Baji hospital laboratory of Makassar. Examination of uric acid levels in blood specimens was conducted using a Spectrometer Cobas C311. In 30 obese students who examined uric acid levels in its blood specimens, 18 students (60%) were higher than normal values and 12 students (40%) were in normal category. Based on these result, it can be concluded that obese students have the potential to experience an increase in uric acid levels in their blood which can trigger gout. In this regard, it is recommended that students regulate their diet and increase physical activity including routinely exercise.


Keywords


Uric-acid; obese.

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