Connection Between Fructose and Uric Acid

Dr. Richard Johnson, MD, Gout Education Society board member and a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado discusses  his new book “Nature Wants Us to Be Fat,” which explains how uric acid may be the key to fructose’s negative health effects — and a fructose-powered survival switch that our modern diet has permanently fixed “on”. This has led to gout, obesity, and other major diseases endemic to the Western world.  

Dr. Richard Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and is a clinician, educator, and researcher. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease. For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch. Dr. Johnson lives in Colorado with his wife, kids, and two rambunctious puppies.

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