Not surprised. The scientific explanation continues to elude me, but alcohol functions for all intents and purposes as a sugar. !!!
I find it hard to believe that NOONE out there can explain the mechanism, though. Weird.
Laurie your situation really makes me wonder. What seems to drive gout (and a bunch of other ailments) doesn't seem to apply very much in your case.
But, then again, the real root cause of virtually all of the "diseases of civilization" is inflammation. Metabolic syndrome itself is largely caused by one of two things - a superabundance of carbs in the diet or a superabundance of alcohol in the diet. Both of those things lead to high sugar levels, which lead to high insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia), which lead to inflammation, which leads to high levels of uric acid (an antioxidant) which can then lead to gout if you're physiologically predisposed.
So, if you're not subject to the carb/alcohol pathway, do you know what else would be causing enough inflammation in your system to trigger your predisposition to gout? Here's the condensed version of what are considered to be "inflammatory disorders":
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Pelvic inflammatory disease
I decided to LOSE weight and now my pants are LOOSE.
The EFFECT did not AFFECT my desire to LOSE more.
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