Uric Acid & Diet, Smoking

Serum uric acid (UA) is an important factor in the causal pathway for gout. It has also been implicated as a potential risk factor and/or mediator of…

It may not be what you think: higher salt intake correlates with lower serum uric acid level. But a low purine/sugar diet is associated with lower serum uric acid, as expected.

Study shows high-fiber diet may reduce gout inflammation

A high-fiber diet has potential to prevent inflammation caused by monosodium urate crystals in people with gout.

It may not be what you think: this is not a ploy to make you eat your veggies.

In previous research, smoking has been found to be negatively correlated with serum uric acid levels by virtue of reduced production and increased consumption of endogenous antioxidant uric acid among smokers and has been reported to decrease incidence of gout. In order to shed further light on the…

It may not be what you think: smoking reduces gouty attacks.
No, this is not a post-fact vignette.