Uric acid in your
blood can wreak havoc on your blood
pressure, insulin production and even
kidney function. Uric acid is a major
component of obesity, high blood
pressure and kidney disease.
Newly diagnosed adolescents with high
blood pressure had elevated uric acid
levels 90 percent of the time. And by
lowering uric acid in these obese,
hypertensive adolescents, he was able to
normalize blood pressure in 87 percent
of all cases.
What raises uric acid?
It’s been known that meats, purine rich
foods, beer and chemotherapy or
radiation treatments can raise uric
acid, but it turns out that one of the
most potent ways to raise uric acid is
via fructose! Fasting, a starvation
diet, and strenuous exercise all raise
uric acid levels.
In fact, fructose typically generates
uric acid within minutes of ingestion.
What is Uric Acid and How Much
is Too Much?
Uric acid is a normal waste product
found in your blood. High levels of uric
acid are normally associated with gout,
but it has been known for a long time
that people with high blood pressure,
overweight, and people with kidney
disease, often have high uric acid
levels as well.
At this level, uric acid is associated
with an increased risk for developing
high blood pressure, as well as
diabetes, obesity and kidney disease.
Interestingly, uric acid functions both
as an antioxidant, and as a pro-oxidant
once inside your cells.
So, if you lower uric acid too much, you
lose its antioxidant benefits. But if
your uric acid levels are too high, it
tends to significantly increase inside
your cells as well, where it acts as a
pro-oxidant. The ideal range for uric
acid lies between 3 to 5.5 mg per dl. In
the following statement, Dr. Johnson
explains just how closely tied uric acid
levels are to fructose consumption: “If
you give animals’ fructose, they develop
diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and
fatty liver. And in most of these
conditions, if we lower uric acid, we
can prevent many of these conditions,
[although] not completely. So lowering
uric acid seems to benefit some of the
mechanisms by which fructose causes
So a very important point is that if you
take two animals and you feed one
fructose and feed the other one the
exact same number of calories but give
it as dextrose or glucose, its only the
fructose-fed animal that will develop
obesity, insulin resistance, fatty
liver, and high triglycerides, signs of
inflammation, vascular disease, and high
How Much Fructose?
TOTAL fructose consumption: 15 - 25
grams per day.
Are Fruits Good or Bad for You?
Whole fruits also contain vitamins and
other antioxidants that reduce the
hazardous effects of fructose. br>
JJuices, on the other hand, are nearly as
detrimental as soda, because a glass of
juice is loaded with fructose, and a lot
of the antioxidants are lost.
Glucose Makes Fructose Even More
Interestingly, glucose actually
accelerates fructose absorption. So when
you MIX glucose and fructose together,
you absorb more fructose than if you
consumed fructose alone.
How to Restrict Fructose
Reducing fructose intake to help prevent
or treat obesity. br>
TThe results of a controlled clinical
trial, in which overweight people who
followed the diet, saw significant
improvements in weight and blood
It calls for following a very low
fructose diet for two weeks, which has
the effect of “rebooting” your system.
Sugar activates its own pathways, and
the more sugar you eat, the more
sensitive you become to it and the more
your body starts absorbing. By cutting
out sugar for a period of time, you can
reduce the hyperactive metabolic system
that has developed, and start over.
A women who passed away owing to Breast
Cancer almost 12 years ago, aged 63,
suffered from high Blood Pressure and it
was later discovered that she had a
fatty-liver. The physician suspected
that she was a closeted alcoholic which
she wasn't! She did, however, have a
penchant for fruit, and soft and fruit
drinks, of which she consumed vast
quantities believing they were healthy
as the labels and the hype often said.
It is suspected that this passion of
hers was the prime cause of her cancer.
The presence of elevated uric acid
identifies a sign of greater risk of
cardiovascular mortality. Many, but not
all, epidemiological studies have
suggested that serum uric acid is a risk
factor for cardiovascular disease.
Increased serum uric acid levels are
linked to obesity, distorted cholesterol
levels and high blood pressure (when all
three are present this is known as
syndrome X), all of which are also
associated with increased risk for
Uric acid is a byproduct of the
continual process in the body where old
cells are broken down and new ones are
formed. Normally, the acid is eliminated
from the body in urine. Uric acid is the
major product of purine metabolism and
is formed from xanthine by the action of
Besides gout, elevated uric acid is
related to a variety of other conditions
including increased alcohol consumption,
obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, kidney disease,
heart disease, and water pill use.
MMore recently, it has been noted that
the main reason uric acid is elevated is
due to insulin resistance. The increase
in serum uric acid levels may be an
expression of an insulin-resistant
state. This is supported by evidence
that increased uric acid levels
correlate with decreased
insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and
increased plasma insulin response to
oral glucose loading.
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