Researchers around the globe over the past decade have discovered that uric acid, previously thought of only in terms of gout, actually plays a central role in metabolic disorders. So, how is uric acid orchestrating this metabolic mayhem?
On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. David Perlmutter to talk about how uric acid plays a major role in fat storage, insulin resistance, and other metabolic and chronic degenerative diseases that are driving illness and death in our country.
Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He received an MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Applied Nutrition. He also serves on the board of directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
In this episode we dive into:
- Surprising foods that drive uric acid levels
- How elevated uric acid levels directly lead to increased fat storage
- The consequences of elevated uric acid
- The main culprits that lead to elevated uric acid levels
- How to test uric acid levels and what the optimal range is
- The relationship between elevated uric acid and the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Perlmutter, follow him on Instagram @davidperlmutter, Facebook @davidperlmuttermd, Twitter @davidperlmutter, YouTube @davidperlmuttermd, and through his website, drperlmutter.com. Get his book Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health, here.
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