Dropping (Uric) Acid with Dr. David Perlmutter

By Kristen Schepker

Crystals of uric acid in plarized light. Uric acid is not a harlmless, inert metabolite. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia–elevations below the threshold to cause gout or kidney stones–is common and leads to other cardiometabolic risk factors. (Image: Lucia Dovalova/Wikimedia Commons)

Conventional medical wisdom holds that uric acid is a harmless, inert form of metabolic waste, and most physicians were trained to see it as a “trivial, incidental byproduct of our normal biology.” But contemporary research reveals that this compound is “anything but meaningless or unworthy of our attention,” says neurologist David Perlmutter, MD.

In his latest book, Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid – The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health, Perlmutter contends that even modest uric acid elevations can have pernicious long-term consequences if left unchecked. People will do themselves a world of good by dropping acid — uric acid, that is. 

Though UA testing is routinely included in routine blood work, most people—unless they have gout or kidney stones– haven’t heard of it, and few can recite their UA levels the way they do with their lipid profiles.

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Dr. Shade earned his PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his undergraduate degree in Environmental Chemistry is from Lehigh University.

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