Dr. Frank Camacho and Tristan Paulino talk about a gout study with Tony Lamorena

Written by on December 15, 2021

A research team from the University of Guam, in collaboration with the University of Otago in New Zealand, is looking for individuals of CHamoru, other Micronesian, and Filipino ancestry to participate in a study on gout.

The study seeks to analyze the role that genetics plays in having high levels in the blood of serum urate, a compound linked to gout and other metabolic conditions.

Interested participants can contact (671) 707-0492 or gout.research@triton.uog.edu to make an appointment.

Participants must have CHamoru, other Micronesian, or Filipino ancestry and be at least 18 years old. The study will involve completing a health information survey; providing blood pressure, weight, height, waist, and neck measurements; and providing a blood sample. Participants will be compensated with a $20 gift certificate.

The study is funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi and has been approved by the UOG Institutional Review Board.

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