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A 66-year-old male asked:

To cut down on my soda drinking , i add lemon juice (from concentrate) to a glass of ice water. can the lemon juice affect my gout?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: The drinking of warm water and freshly squeezed lemons help to neutralize the uric acid in your body. Try this after every meal. Sodas are really bad and lead to gout attacks.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: But in a positive way. It helps formulate calcium carbonate which helps neutralize the acid.

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