High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is an artificial sweetener derived from corn starch, where its natural sugars are modified into a combination of fructose and glucose. Found in countless processed foods and drinks to enhance sweetness, HFCS has been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

How does High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) impact uric acid levels and gout symptoms?

HFCS is a gout trigger. It impacts uric acid levels and gout symptoms by promoting the production of uric acid in the body. Excess uric acid can build up in joints and cause symptoms like joint pain and inflammation. People with gout need to carefully check ingredient labels because HFCS is used in many unsuspected foods.

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