Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that alternates between periods of eating and fasting. During extended fasting periods, individuals abstain from consuming food, allowing their body to use stored energy for fuel. Several intermittent fasting methods are devised to optimize diets for weight loss.
While intermittent fasting may offer potential benefits for individuals with gout, it’s important to consider the possible effects on uric acid levels. Fasting could lead to an overproduction of uric acid or a decreased ability to excrete it, especially during the first week as the body adjusts.