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Brad Keck

Keith, Thanks for the pointer to onions and quercetin. I am a big cherry juice fan but was not aware of the potential of onions to help manage uric acid. While the results are not as dramatic as I might like, I did find a recent paper – out of U. Leeds – that does show a benefit from onion consumption on blood uric acid levels. This article is: British Journal of Nutrition, Volume 115, Issue 5; 14 March 2016 , pp. 800-806. The title is: “Quercetin lowers plasma uric acid in pre-hyperuricaemic males: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial.” It would be interesting to see teh effect on higher uric acid individuals – hopefully someone is working on it!

Cheers for the New Year!