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What Causes Gout And Arthritis?

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What Causes Gout And Arthritis?
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By Ed Cabil,

Recent research by Choi and others has shown that the impact of plant purines on gout risk is very different from the impact of animal purines, and that within the animal food family, purines from meat and fish act very differently than purines from dairy. Choi's research work has demonstrated that purines from meat and fish clearly increase our risk of gout, while purines from vegetables fail to change our risk. In summary, this epidemiological research (on tens of thousands of men and women) makes it clear that all purine-containing foods are not the same, and that plant purines are far safer than meat and fish purines in terms of gout risk.

SUMMARY FACTS ABOUT URIC ACID:
Uric acid is produced by the body as a residue of the metabolism of proteins! Both plants and animal foods contain purines! Purines from plants act differently than purines from animal foods! Animal foods has much more uric acid than plant foods, thus, eating animal foods can lead to excessive build up of uric acid. When excessive uric acid is produced, the body cannot process it to leave the body quick enough,; therefore, it is deposited in the joints, and causes pain due to inflammation! Many people know these pains as gout and arthritis!

Foods that are used to treat the pain of gout and arthritis: Leeks and cherries.