Gout and Metabolic Syndrome

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I did a little research on gout for a friend who had been given the standard advice for treating this painful condition: eat a low-fat diet, cut out red meat, seafood, fish, beans, and other purine-rich foods, and take medication. Purines can be broken down into urate, which can crystallise out to cause pain in the joints, so a reduction in purine-containing foods is standard advice, in spite of the fact that most uric acid is made in the body and does not come from…

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