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20 Mar 2007

CHOLESTROL AND URIC ACID
PLEASE BE GOOD ENOUGH TO SUPPLY GUIDELINES FOR URIC ACID DIET AS WELL AS CHOLESTROL DIET. I FIND THAT SOME OF THE THINGS MY HUSBAND MAY EAT ON CHOLESTROL DIET E.G. OATS FOR BREAKFAST CONFLICT WITH THE ORDERS FOR WHAT HE MAY EAT FOR LOW URIC ACID DIET.
THANKS,
LYNNEO
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lynneo
Because your hubby suffers from "conflicting" conditions, it is a good idea for him to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will assist him to sort out which foods he can use for his combined condition.
Generally speaking anyone with gout needs to avoid a buildup of uric acid in the body. Excessive uric acid buildup is caused by a disorder in the metabolism of so-called "purines", which are compounds that occur in high quantities in red meat, organ meats (brains, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads), anchovies, meat extracts, broth, bouillon, and gravies made from meat drippings, sardines, herrings, mackerel, mussels, partridge, fish roes, baker's and brewer's yeast taken as supplements (most of these foods, except the fish are also contraindicated for a diet to lower cholesterol). Beans, pulses, spinach, asparagus and mushrooms have a moderate purine content and can be eaten in moderate quantities. Other vegetables and fruits have a negligible purine content and can be eaten freely. Alcohol and rich, fatty foods also exacerbate gout and cholesterol. Both the gout and raised cholesterol levels may also respond to an increase in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon oil capsules are a good source of omega-3.
Best regards
DietDoc
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