I found an American report in 2006, which looked at the effect of coffee, tea and caffeine have on uric acid. Uric acid is we are not happy to have too much of the body when it goes into the blood and makes the pain around the various joints.
The study took the basis of 14 758 people at least 20 years, based on responses in the "Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994)". They examined the relationship between coffee, tea and caffeine intake relative to the amount of uric acid. They also examined the relationship of "hyperuricemia", which I unfortunately do not quite know how to be translated into Danish, but as far as I can understand, it is the term for when one has "more than too much" uric acid in it (over 7.0 mg / dl for men and more than 5.7 mg / dl for women).
The result will probably delight many coffee drinkers. It turns out that the level of uric acid decreased as well as increasing the intake of coffee. Now it gets a little technical, so I hope I have understood correctly (but check out the English source before you put a pot of coffee over!). Those who consumed 4-5 cups of coffee a day had 0.26 mg / dl uric acid less than those who drank no coffee. And those who drank over 6 cups per day, was 0.43 mg / dl uric acid less.
There is a little difference whether it is decaffeinated coffee, but caffeine in itself should have no impact on the amount of uric acid, like the also had no influence.
Now I still do not even know what my number for uric acid (mg / dl), so I do not really have any idea what difference it makes to drink these 4-6 cups of coffee a day, once you've got gout. I will, of course, back when / if I find out the number for me.
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