What is uric acid? The waste product, uric acid, is made by the body in response to eating certain foods that contain chemicals called purines. Some of these foods include: alcohol, red meat, corn syrup, and seafood. Uric acid can also accumulate for a variety of other reasons including being overweight and genetics. Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned Board-Certified Neurologist, believes that lowering uric acid is crucial to health because:
- High uric acid levels have a role in diabetes and obesity.
- High uric acid levels have a role in elevated blood pressure.
- High uric acid levels have a role in kidney disease.
For more on how to ensure uric acid levels are under control, check out his new book “Drop Acid”