Reply To: Beer and gout

Keith Taylor

Why isn’t beer gout healthy for you, Carroll?

The only thing I can think of that might raise uric acid levels is weight-gain. And, obviously volume of beer drinking and the interaction of alcohol on kidneys might have an impact. But, that depends on individual kidney function. Also, beer is only one component of diet. So, it has to be viewed in the context of the rest of your food intake. It’s complicated (*).

Everyone is different. If you want better analysis, I need more personal information. Regular posting of beer intake, weight, and uric acid test results would be a good start.

(*) I mean analyzing a single component of diet is complicated. Controlling gout is actually very simple. When you put your mind to it.