Figure 2: Hormone scatter diagram. Scatter plot showing correlation of SUA levels with TT, FT, BT, SHBG, and DHEA. With the rise of SUA, TT, and SHBG decreasing significantly, DHEA significantly increased. SUA levels showed a negative correlation with TT and SHBG levels (, and , and , resp.) and a positive correlation with DHEA (, ), FT (, ), and BT (, ) levels. TT: total testosterone; BT: bioactive testosterone; FT: free testosterone; E2: estradiol; SHBG: sex hormone-binding globulin; DHEA: dehydroepiandrosterone; SUA: serum uric acid.