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A High-Carbohydrate, Low-Animal-Products Diet May Reduce Gout

Eating a plant-based diet may reduce the amount of uric acid, which causes gout, in the blood. Researchers used data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey and found that a plant-based diet high in cereals and vegetables (including starchy root vegetables) was able to reduce the amount of uric acid in the blood. Other diets had no benefit, and uric acid seemed to increase in cases of diets high in milk and eggs. 


Mao D, Feng J, Zhou Y, et al. Three plant- and animal-based dietary patterns and their relationship to serum uric acid levels. BMC Nutr. Published online May 22, 2023. doi:10.21203/

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