Uric acid is a metabolic waste product secreted in your urine. It’s involved in our most basic metabolic activities, but it has generally gone under the radar. New research suggests that it’s actually very important: high levels of uric acid are associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and premature death.
To make matters worse, uric acid also operates like a traffic light, signaling your body to retain or lose fat.
Dr. David Perlmutter says that better managing your uric acid levels will not only help you lose weight, but also lead to better health outcomes. Learn which foods to watch out for, easy behavioral changes to make, which drugs to avoid, and other lifestyle adjustments to consider with our Instaread on Drop Acid.