9 Foods that can cause gout

6. Fructose

Fructose and corn syrup rich food elevate uric acid in the blood. Studies have shown that increasing fructose causes the increase of uric acid. The exact mechanism of this effect is quite complicated, but the message is clear; avoid food rich in corn syrup and fructose especially during attacks. According to one study, consuming two or more sweet drinks a day increases the risk of gout by 85%.

Some popular foods that often contain high-fructose corn syrup include soda, candy bars, sweetened yogurt, frozen junk foods, breakfast cereals, sweetened breads, canned fruit in syrup, juice and salad dressing.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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