Which dietary modifications are needed during treatment of hyperuricemia?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The use of a low-purine diet may significantly lower serum uric acid levels. This diet principally consists of sugars, starches, and fats, with protein supplied by eggs and cheese. The following foods should be avoided:

  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Organ meats
  • Alcohol
  • Beans
  • Peas

High consumption of dairy products has been associated with a lower risk of hyperuricemia. [37]


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