Sugar Is Not Only Bad For Gout

If you have read articles about gout and dietary intake, you might have read an advice to lessen intake of sugary foods because sugars tend to increase uric acid. We all know gout and uric acid is a deadly combination.

As it turns out, added sugar is not only bad for gout.  It also makes us inclined to develop heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

“The average American consumes about 156 pounds of added sugar each year per capita, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

That’s troubling, especially when those statistics are coupled with the results of a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association which says there’s a significant correlation between dietary added sugars and an increased risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke, “Good Morning America’s” medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard said this morning on the show. Published this week, this is the first major study to look at sugar and blood fats. It found that added sugar has adverse effects on the level of blood fats and therefore, on the heart.”

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