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Eliminating or reducing the intake of foods that contain purines and taking medications that stop the production of uric acid or facilitate removal of uric acid from the bloodstream can decrease uric acid levels, notes M... More »

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The gout diet touted by Mayo Clinic is designed to reduce levels of uric acid in the body, specifically in the treatment of gout, a condition where uric acid forms painful deposits within joints. This diet focuses on red... More »

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Uric acid is a substance that is produced as a result of the body breaking down substances known as purines, according to the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. Drinks and foods, such as beer, liver, peas, drie... More »

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People with high uric acid levels should eat foods low in purines, the substances that elevate uric acid, and possibly take uricosuric drugs or xanthine oxidase inhibitors to slow the absorption of urate. This allows the... More »

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Overconsumption of alcohol, a purine-rich diet, medications and hypothyroidism are common causes of high levels of uric acid in the body, according to the Mayo Clinic. Genetics, immune-suppressing drugs, obesity and psor... More »

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Patients can reduce levels of uric acid in their blood by avoiding foods with high levels of purines such as asparagus, mushrooms and animal products according to Mayo Clinic. This diet exists to help individuals prevent... More »

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Limiting the intake of red meat, fatty fish, poultry and foods with saturated fat helps lower uric acid levels in the body, states Mayo Clinic. Similarly, avoid sweetened beverages, fructose-rich drinks and alcohol. More »

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