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Following a gout diet can help limit uric acid production and increase its elimination. Although the diet isn't likely to lower the uric acid concentration in your blood enough to treat your gout without medication, it may help decrease the number of attacks and limit their severity.

Following the gout diet, along with limiting your calories and getting regular exercise, can also improve your overall health by helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Risks

The gout diet is primarily the same as standard recommendations for healthy diets that emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and moderate lean meat consumption. Therefore, there is generally no risk associated with the diet.

July 17, 2015 See more In-depth