This diet lowers uric acid as much as allopurinol
- DASH diet is particularly effective in high-risk patients.
- Salt intake also seems to decrease serum uric acid levels.
A LOW-FAT diet devised for hypertension also lowers serum uric acid levels to those seen with allopurinol treatment, US researchers say.
The finding comes from a sub-analysis of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trial, which showed that a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, dairy, grains, poultry, fish and nuts was effective in lowering systolic and