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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2013 pp 64-66

Research Article

Study of Serum Uric Acid and its Correlation with Intelligence Quotient and Other Parameters in Normal Healthy Adults


Usha Patil*†, Sandhya Divekar**, Surekha Vaidya*, V. M. Ruikar***, M. S. Patwardhan*

{*Professor, ***Assistant Professor} Dept. of Physiology, BVDUMC & H., Sangli, Maharashtra, INDIA.

**Associate Professor, T.K. Dental College, Warnanagar, Sangli, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



The study of serum uric acid and its relationship with the intelligence of a person is quiet interesting. We have tried to find out correlation of serum uric acid and general intelligence in healthy medical students between age group of 17 to 20 years. We have also studied correlation of serum uric acid with type of food and difference in values in males and females. For present study 100 medical students in the age group of 17 to 20 yrs were selected. All the subjects were thoroughly examined. Standard IQ was determined by IQ test prescribed by M. C. Joshi.¹ the questionnaire comprised of 100 multiple choice questions with time limit of 20 minutes. I.Q. was determined by Weschsler’s² formula and as per marks they were grouped from genius to superior, above normal, normal, feeble minded, borderline and mentally deficient. The serum uric acid estimation was done by enzymatic method. Statistical analysis was done. It was observed that in male’s serum uric acid level was more than in females. No difference was found between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. There was highly significant positive correlation between serum uric acid and IQ. Higher serum uric acid level was found in those categorized under genius and superior, as compared to those having normal or borderline IQ. Whether IQ of a person and serum uric acid participate common gene loci has to be determined by further study.