How Weight Gain Affects Your Feet

high in purines (linked to purine diet) this can lead to precipitation of uric acid in the body in the form of tophi which coalesce in joints in the body.

The gouty tophi tend to go into areas that are cooler such as the feet and cause pain. The end product of uric acid metabolism are purines which can be found in many foods most of us are unaware of. “The more you weigh, the less efficient your body is at removing uric acid according to Dr. Hyon Choi at Harvard Medical School.

Diabetes can also be linked to gout as well. Unfortunately, people that are overweight produce more insulin. When there is more insulin circulating throughout the body it inhibits uric acid elimination and can lead to gouty attacks. (Choi)

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