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Old 11-04-2007, 05:51 AM   #1
Jake Winwood
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Protein and Uric acid

I was wondering if anyone knew about the effects of uric has on the body? A close friend and I were talking just the other day, she was telling me that from the process of breaking down protein into amino acids a by product is Uric acid. Uric acid is hard to get rid of for the body. With high protein diets it accumulates and starts to cause Liver damage, illness and disease. Is this true? At what level would Uric acid cause this? what percentage of protein in a diet would reach that level? and how does this apply to the zone diet?
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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Re: Protein and Uric acid

You'd be able to tell pretty easy if you had too much because you'd probably get gout.

Wikipedia - Uric Acid (wfs)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uric_acid
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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Re: Protein and Uric acid

Hyperuricemia is a symptom of metabolic disease, largely due to hyperinsulinemia, not caused by dietary protein intake.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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Re: Protein and Uric acid

Jake,
Your friend should present you with the research as to where that notion came from.

Great article on uric acid & gout from Dr. Cordain WFS http://thepaleodiet.com/newsletter/n...DN_Vol2No4.pdf
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