Interest in Greek yogurt and gout facts has prompted me to start a research project into yogurt for uric acid. So far, I have not found studies on human gout sufferers. But here is sufficient evidence to support the inclusion of yogurt in a gout diet.
Yogurt for Uric Acid Research Topics
- Yogurt Good For Uric Acid
Choi, Hyon K., Simin Liu, and Gary Curhan. 2005. “Intake of Purine‐rich Foods, Protein, and Dairy Products and Relationship to Serum Levels of Uric Acid: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” Arthritis & Rheumatism 52 (1): 283–89.
Conclusion: those who consumed yogurt at least once every other day had a lower serum uric acid level than did those who did not consume yogurt
Fabian, Elisabeth, and Ibrahim Elmadfa. 2007. “The Effect of Daily Consumption of Probiotic and Conventional Yoghurt on Oxidant and Anti-Oxidant Parameters in Plasma of Young Healthy Women.” International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 77 (2): 79–88.
Conclusion: results indicate a possible influence of both probiotic and conventional yoghurt on the plasma levels of antioxidant and oxidant parameters.
Cloetens, Lieselotte, J. Panee, and Björn Åkesson. "The antioxidant capacity of milk-the application of different methods in vitro and in vivo." Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 59, no. 1 (2013): 43-57.
a study was performed on female volunteers given two different yoghurts for four weeks. There were some changes in the concentrations in plasma of individual antioxidants during the study period and the TAC in plasma decreased to some extent mainly due to a decrease in the concentration of urate.
Towiwat, Patapong, and Zhan-Guo Li. 2015. “The Association of Vitamin C, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Yogurt with Uric Acid and Gout.” International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 18 (5): 495–501.
milk and low-fat yogurt may decrease SUA [serum uric acid] and the risk of gout.
Fardet, Anthony, and Edmond Rock. "In vitro and in vivo antioxidant potential of milks, yoghurts, fermented milks and cheeses: a narrative review of evidence." Nutrition research reviews 31, no. 1 (2018): 52-70.
The effects of probiotic and conventional yoghurts on antioxidant parameters were tested in young healthy women (22–29 years old) consuming 100 g/d of these yoghurts for 2 weeks, followed by 200 g/d for an additional 2 weeks(133). The consumption of each yoghurt led to significant decrease in the average antioxidant concentrations (vitamin E, lycopene and zeaxanthin) during the 4 weeks. However, the average concentrations of lutein, β-carotene, albumin, uric acid and bilirubin decreased significantly only in the probiotic group.
Yogurt for Uric Acid Research Summary
The 2013 and 2018 studies both refer back to the 2007 study. As such they clarify that probiotic yogurt lowers uric acid. Whereas conventional yogurt is less certain. So it is clear that more research is required to determine how the type of yogurt contributes to uric acid lowering. Also note that these studies are not about specific treatment of gout patients.
Yogurt for Your Uric Acid Research Topics
You might try monitoring yogurt consumption to see how it affects your uric acid level. But be careful to test different types of yogurt independently. Consider a GoutPal Plan for Gout Dieters for ways to tweak your gout foundation diet for yogurt consumption.
Which aspects of yogurt for uric acid are you interested in? How do you think yogurt consumption might help your gout?
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