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does oatmeal increase uric acid ?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
It can: Oatmeal contains a small amount of protein which breaks down into purine which contributes to uric acid which is the hallmark of gout. However, oatmeal also contains a fair amount of fiber which speeds foods progress through the intestinal track and so it is not believed to be a major contributor to an increase in bodily uric acid.
Dr. David True
Rheumatology 24 years experience
Gout diet: Diet does not play as great a role in worsening or helping gouty symptoms as is commonly thought. Diets high in alcohol, particularly beer, shellfish or organ meats pose the greatest risk. Fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products do not raise the risk of gout for most people. Enjoy your oatmeal!

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