Published on July 25, 2020
Anyone who has consistently high levels of uric acid in the blood is at risk of having a gout attack. However, obesity—especially, centrally-located (visceral) obesity—greatly increases the risk. And even if you don’t develop gout, elevated uric acid has other negative effects:
📌 It irritates the lining of your blood vessels causing a condition called endothelial dysfunction, the first step leading to heart attacks and strokes.
📌 It blocks the production of nitrous oxide, a gas that allows your blood vessels to relax. Thus high uric acid also contributes to high blood pressure.
I meet people quite often who suffer with gout, and when I do I hand them this reference sheet.