The American male consumes very meaty, starchy foods besides the occasional beer and other forms of alcohol. This diet puts them at high risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and gout (a form of arthritis caused by the body’s inability to remove uric acid from the blood stream leading to joint pain and swelling). The common American diet, besides leading to chronic dysfunction, also increases uric acid levels in the body. Simple steps taken to improve diet and maintain physical activity can lead to a long, healthy and productive life.
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