Causes of High Uric Acid
Some common causes of high uric acid include genetics, obesity, diabetes, alcohol and purine rich foods.
Foods with High Uric Acid
High purine foods such as red meat, organ meat, shellfish, alcohol, soft drinks and foods with high fructose corn syrup can increase uric acid.
Lowering Uric Acid
Dietary changes such as limiting high purine foods and weight loss are ways of lowering uric acid. Life style changes can prevent a lifetime of taking prescription medications to treat gout. Some foods shown to lower uric acid include coffee, cherry juice and vitamin C supplements.
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