Lower Uric Acid Levels, Reduce Risk of Age-Related Diseases

Lower Uric Acid Levels, Reduce Risk of Age-Related Diseases

David Sinclair shared that “One-third of Americans don’t know they are suffering from sky-high uric acid levels, putting them at risk for many age-related diseases.” According to the Cleveland Clinic, uric acid is a waste product found in the blood that can be increased through diet. What can we do to reduce uric acid levels? Studies suggest that resveratrol may help with this. In mice trials, mice were given a high-fat diet for 12 weeks to induce insulin resistance. They were then given resveratrol, a polyphenol, for 6 weeks and evaluated. The study found that resveratrol improved insulin resistance and reduced uric acid levels. 

David Sinclair shared that you can lower uric acid levels by eating tart cherries, Vitamin C, drinking coffee, and supplementing with quercetin. You can also test your uric acid levels with test strips.

David Sinclair’s Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/davidasinclair/status/1456591104804106246 

Study cited: https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/mmr.2021.12203