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Can Weight Loss Cause Gout?
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States and can place you on the fast track towards other serious health complications. Gout is no exception. Did you also know that fast weight loss can actually cause a Gout attack?
Rapid weight loss can increase uric acid levels. The reasoning is two-fold. First, the level of ketones in your body rises and they compete with uric acid for excretion. Secondly, purines can also be stored in fat. When the body enters a fasting stage it naturally pulls from storages for those necessary resources. During this process purines are also released which, in turn, naturally convert to uric acid.
Do not let the possibility of a Gout attack steer you away from the vital necessity of a reaching your healthy weight. Weight loss must be obtained slowly and steadily, not only to avoid the dreaded Gout attack, but to meet and MAINTAIN your weight loss goals.
With the endless amount of conflicting information about purines and Gout diets, we offer you an easy to understand approach that puts many myths to rest. Please see our Gout Diet page for more information.