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Fructose consumption is one of the culprits for a rise in inflammatory uric acid, however, ...

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-08 19:02:33

Normal serum uric acid are between 3 and 6 mg/dL (180 and 380 umol/L) albeit target ranges vary between gender and age.   Ideally, the target range to maintain for children, women and men is the the level below the upper limit of normal which,...
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Silent-killer: Is uric acid causative factor for hypertension?

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-08 19:01:39

It is well known that untreated hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the top causes of death in the US.  This is why elevated...
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An early marker for obesity and cardio-metabolic problems especially in hypertensive children

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-08 10:59:00

Uric acid is now being considered an early marker for obesity that may contribute to the cardiometabolic health problems associated with diabetes and hypertension especially among our youth.

Elevated uric acid of >5.5 mg/dL...
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Nitrate-rich plant-based foods may explain the blood pressure reducing effects of the DASH Diet

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-06 17:44:35
With age and a sedentary lifestyle, daily consumption of nitrate-rich leafy greens coupled with physical exercise is an effective way to elevate naturally occurring nitric oxide, the body’s natural cardio-protective factor.
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Can heart problems really be reversed with diet?

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-03 13:01:00

Nitric Oxide-potent vegetables, such as leafy greens and beets -- rich in inorganic nitrate -- lowered blood pressure as effectively as antihypertensive...
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What's good for the heart is good for the gout

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-03 12:39:00

In a series of clinical studies published in Clinical Rheumatology and Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers showed that the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension Diet, known as the ...more

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Eating enough plant-based foods to reduce your uric acid?

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-03 12:39:00

Saliva Uric Acid Test Strips by Berkeley Fit are designed to help us avoid foods that elevate uric acid, including those rich in purines and HFCS...
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Test regularly because not everyone responds the same

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-03 12:39:00

Each individual responds differently to uric acid cleansing diets underscoring the importance of testing daily.

Berkeley Fit Uric Acid Saliva Test strips  will help...
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Should I worry if I have high uric acid, but no gout?

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-03-03 11:32:00

While normal uric acid levels are a natural antioxidant, in excess, uric acid can trigger oxidative stress and contribute to cardio-metabolic problems.

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Leafy Greens & Beets Are Good for the Brain

Berkeley Fit Staff 2019-02-25 12:39:00

A study published in Neurology reported that nearly 1,000 healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy greens – spinach, kale, arugula, and collard greens -- had a slower rate of cognitive decline, compared to those who ate little or no...
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