Lowering uric acid maybe more important for cardio health than for gout.
According to a recent article published on the NIH National Library
of Medicine, PubMed.gov, high levels of serum uric acid is an
established cardiovascular risk factor. The studies linked elevated
serum uric acid (SUA) levels with endothelial dysfunction (ED),
inflammation, and prothrombotic state.
Hyperuricemia occurs when serum uric acid concentration greater
than 6.5 mg per dL. According to American Academy of Family Physicians,
only 5% of patients with serum uric acid concentration at 9% will
experience gouty arthritis. Yet, patients with serum uric acid levels of
≥ 4.38 mg/dL are three times the increased risk of venous
thromboembolism recurrance in patients previously treated for blood
clots with oral anticoagulants.
Another article on NIH, PubMed.gov website, review six studies that were found on several medical websites:
six studies included in this systematic review reported decreases in
the incidence and severity of gout following the ingestion of cherries.
Gout patients regularly ingesting cherry extract/juice reported fewer
gout flare ups than those patients who did not supplement their diets
with cherry products. Overall, we observed a positive correlation
between the consumption of tart cherry juice and a decrease in serum
uric acid concentration."
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019 Dec 4;2019:9896757. doi: 10.1155/2019/9896757. eCollection 2019. Effectiveness of Cherries in Reducing Uric Acid and Gout: A Systematic Review
J Thromb Haemost 2021 Jan;19(1):194-201. doi: 10.1111/jth.15139. Epub 2020 Nov 18. Serum uric acid levels and the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism
J Clin Med. 2021 May 12;10(10):2062. doi: 10.3390/jcm10102062. Uric Acid-An Emergent Risk Marker for Thrombosis?
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