Originally Posted by arbit
Its said oveweight pepal have more risk of gout.
Is it true regardless of bodyfat% ?
Does exercise have any effect on the risk?
By brother (in his early 30s) is having an acute attack right now.
Yay for our genes
This may help you a bit. Yes, weight plays a large part in gout. Exercise will help and reduce the risk. By some estimates, as many as three quarters of all gout patients have inherited a genetic defect that inhibits the excretion of uric acid. Kidney failure and a high intake of diuretic drugs or diuretic foods (such as liver) can also cause this problem. The other precursor of gout - the excessive production of uric acid - is triggered by hereditary factors
too, as well as obesity and excessive alcohol consumption.
Obviously, if your gout stems from too much alcohol or a diet rich with diuretics, you can "cure" the condition by changing your habits. But for those who have inherited gout, there's no cure that can alter their genetic profile.
When it comes to controlling the pain associated with gout,
Celery seed will stop gout attacks, and it has many other benefits." Celery seed benefits; in addition to gout relief, celery seed is also reputed to reduce inflammation, calm muscle spasms and fight bacteria. Some animal studies have shown that it may help protect the liver as well.
* Isoqueritrin and queritrin, two powerful antioxidant flavonoids
* Ellagic acid, an anti-carcinogenic plant phenolic
* Perillyl alcohol, a compound shown to deprive cancer cells of protein
* Melatonin, another potent antioxidant
Melatonin aids sleep by improving the body's natural circadian rhythms. And cherries also contain bioflanoids, which may help manage migraine
Obviously, those who suffer from gout can't go wrong with the
Hope this helps