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From: drink causes gout?Uric acid is a breakdown product of the purines, adenine and guanine. These compounds are found in relatively high amounts in meat, especially organ meats. Obviously, anyone with gout should avoid dietary sources of purines. Ah, if only life were so simple! It reminds me of the truism that eating fat makes you fat... If that were true your average dietician would have cured the current obesity epidemic easily by now.

No, gout is much more interesting.

Gout is triggered by the presence of crystals of uric acid in your joints. It extremely painful. Many people with gout have high levels of uric acid in their blood stream. Oddly enough some people with gout do not have high levels of uric acid in their blood. Dig deeper.

Fructose is an unusual sugar for humans to eat. We have no system to break down fructose polymers. The only sources of fructose we can use are the simple sugar in fruit or honey and as the molecule combined with glucose as sucrose, ie table sugar. Drenching your metabolism with fructose is a recent innovation for humans. The current preferred sweetener for soft drinks is "high fructose corn syrup", a product of our dearly beloved food industry in the last thirty years or less.

What happens when you drench you metabolism with fructose? It enters the metabolic pathway of carbohydrate below its main control step and is immediately converted to fructose-1-phosphate. Quite why evolution has arranged things this way is a mystery, but my suspicion is that evolution does not like free fructose in human metabolism. So drinking a small bucket of cola will put 100gm of fructose in to your liver. This will require a large input of phosphate to for the fructose-1-phosphate, leaving very little for the generation of adenosine tri phosphate (ATP), the primary energy currency of our cells. A lack of ATP triggers activity of the degradation system for adenine and the production of, guess what, uric acid! Gout, and not a serving of kidneys in sight. Until 100 years ago only the rich could afford enough sugar to get gout, now it is a feature of metabolic syndrome and available to all.

Incidentally the fructose has to be "put" somewhere, and that is in to fat for storage, via elevated triglyceride levels in the blood. It causes insulin resistance too. Even the full metabolic syndrome!

In fact, probably the truth is that fructose causes insulin resistance, which causes gout. The hyper uricaemia and the fact that the joints produce uric acid crystals do not have to be causally related. I'd say they're not.

Incidentally, these bright researchers are looking for ways to minimise the self poisoning caused by fructose. They are actually suggesting looking for a drug to allow you to drink high fructose corn syrup without the rise in uric acid.

A drug for life to enjoy your cola. But of course that won't stop the insulin resistance from fructose, so......

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Is Coca-Cola bad for gout?

Yes , it is very bad!! Anything that contains high levels of fructose (such as high-fructose corn syrup) is bad for gout.

Does cinnamon powder and honey help gout?

the major constituent of honey is fructose. a recent study showed that people that drank drinks containing fructose had a higher risk of gout. the risk was comparable to 30 -50 ml of alcohol

Are there any treatments for gout?

To prevent gout, try reducing the intake of meat and seafood, alcohol and fructose while avoiding obesity. Treatments for gout are all drug-related, including NSAIDs and steroids, but for minor pain your Mother can try applying ice for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.

What is the importance of high fructose corn syrup in the body?

Acting the same as sugar, high fructose corn syrup gives the body its essential energy.

What is the importance of high fructose corn syrup?

High fructose corn syrup actually acts the same as sugar: Sugar provides energy for the body that is needed to function properly (high fructose corn syrup is basically sugar)

Can protein drink trigger your gout?

I've been taking protein shakes for the last 2 years but no gout. Recent study found no connection between gout and protein consumption but consumption of alcohol, fructose-sweetened drinks, meat, and seafood are what can cause it. It's mostly genetic so you might wanna ease into it and see how your body reacts.

Aside from taking medicine, are there other ways to prevent gout and its symptoms in a more holistic and natural way?

My mother's family has issues with gout which is related to several dietary factors. These can be avoided by reducing consumption of red meat, seafood, fructose, and alcohol. Reduce or eliminate these from your diet before considering drug treatments.

How can gout be transmitted?

Gout is not contagious.

What was the Medieval cure for gout?

There were any number of treatments for gout however there is no cure for gout.

What are some remedies to cure gout?

First limit your use of alcohol this is important it promotes the forming of uric acid. Avoid foods containing high fructose corn syrup and do regular exercise this will limit the formation of the uric acid that causes gout and try to eat some tart cherries. These steps will help to relieve symptoms.

Can I keep from getting gout if I learn more about it?

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Does dexamethsone cure gout?

There is no cure for gout.

What is good for Gout?

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What is the difference between high fructose corn syrup and crystalline fructose?

High fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener and is composed of roughly equal parts fructose and glucose. Crystalline fructose is a dry sweetener and is all fructose.

Can a 30 year old female get gout?

Gout is unusual in females before menopause but yes they can get gout.

Can eating corn cause gout?

Corn isn't listed as a high or low purine content food. I would be mostly concerned with the type of corn he is eating, on the cob or out of the can. If it is canned corn then check the ingredients for how much sugar he is consuming. Anything with fructose syrup can trigger a gout flare.

I am from India my mother have high uric acid in her left leg she takes medicines prescribed by doctor but can anybody tell what food she should avoid and what to take to get rid of this disease?

High uric acid is a condition known as gout. Diet is not a treatment for gout, but can help you to control the attacks. People with gout should restrict their consumption of foods high in purines. These foods include meats, saturated fat, alcohol, and foods sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.

Is fructose an enzyme?

no, fructose is a sugar.

What molecule is fructose?

no fructose is not a molecule

What is a high fructose?

high fructose corn syrup is syrup from corn high in fructose

When you add Fructose and fructose does it gives you glucose?

No. Fructose and glucose are two different, simple sugars or monosaccharides. Fructose is a ketohexose. Glucose is an aldohexose.

How much sugar is in fructose?

Fructose is a form of sugar. There is no sucrose in fructose. Fructose together with glucose makes up sucrose.

Is gout infectious?

No, gout is NOT infectious.

What doctor treats gout?

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Is gout chronic?

gout can be chronic but this is not necessarily the case