Gout

Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…as well. And, as I’ve been saying for years, high-dose niacin is best taken under the supervision of a doctor, and if you have diabetes, gout, or liver problems, you should be especially cautious about taking higher doses. If you decide niacin isn’t your best option, there are several…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…resistance and weight gain. Unfortunately, the fallout doesn’t end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome, memory loss, and some types of cancer. But there’s an upside. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome respond…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…races had significant decreases in exercise-induced muscle pain. Cherries have also been demonstrated to lower levels of uric acid and occurrences of gout and to improve symptoms of arthritis. Another study found that people with occasional insomnia who drank tart cherry juice actually slept better,…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But another dangerous ingredient lurks in those effervescent cola drinks, such as Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and Coke: phosphoric acid. Added to these…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…protects against heart failure. Bountiful Benefits of Caffeine * Caffeine improves endurance and athletic performance. * Caffeine reduces risk of gout and gallstones. * Caffeine can relieve headaches and strengthen the efficacy of pain medications. * Caffeine helps prevent constipation. * And…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A high-fructose diet raises blood levels of uric acid, which increases risk of gout. In a large epidemiological study, men who consumed two or more soft drinks a day had an 85 percent greater risk of gout than men who drank just one soda…

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