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What kind of protein doesn't cause gout?

Uric acid, a protein byproduct, can crystallize in joints, causing inflammation, notably in gout. Key points include:

1. Majority of uric acid (over 60%) originates internally, not from dietary sources.

2. In gout, the issue lies predominantly in inefficient uric acid elimination by the kidneys, affecting 90% of sufferers.

On ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting:

- Temporary spikes in uric acid occur during initial adaptation but typically normalize as the body adjusts. Uric acid serves as a potent antioxidant aiding in body healing and cleanup processes.

Last updated: Jul 01, 2024 16:03 PM