The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers from Nanjing University in China, assessed the anti-hyperuricemic and anti-inflammatory effects and possible mechanisms of vaticaffinol in oxonate-induced hyperuricemic mice.
For the study, the research team induced hyperuricemia in mice by giving them potassium oxonate. After an hour, the team treated the mice with vaticaffinol. The vaticaffinol treatment was done once a day for a week.
Results of the vaticaffinol treatment revealed that the hyperuricemic mice experienced a great decrease in uric acid levels. At the same time, the mice experienced improvements in the functioning of their kidneys. In addition, the vaticaffinol treatment reduced inflammation in the kidneys of hyperuricemic mice.
Based on the findings of the study, the research team concluded that vaticaffinol, which is found in gurjum plant, can be used to prevent and treat hyperuricemia with kidney inflammation.
Hyperuricemia develops when the blood has too much uric acid. Uric acid is a chemical in the blood created when a substance called purine is broken down in the body. Purine is typical food in foods such as red meat, organ meat, seafood, and beans. Normally, the body removes uric acid through urination. However, there can be too much uric acid in the blood when the body makes excess uric acid or is unable to excrete enough of it. Having excessive levels of uric acid can result in diseases like gout, which is a painful type of arthritis. High uric acid levels are also linked to other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and kidney problems. (Related: Acupuncture found to help normalize uric acid levels, reduce risk of gout and kidney damage.)
Since purine is found in certain foods, it is important to avoid these foods if you have high uric acid levels. In addition, there are also certain foods that can help you regulate high uric acid levels. These include:
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