Sugar, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Gout

From the Gout and You website, this article examines the role of sugar & HFCS in the development of gout and increased risk of gout attacks.

The culprit appears to be fructose which increases uric acid levels and when uric acid levels get high enough, they harden and crystallize which causes a gout attack to occur. Our modern day diet consists of a very high consumption of fructose, mainly in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

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