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Betaine
Posted by: Charles
Date: December 29, 2001 11:32 PM

Can the use of Betaine HCL for hypochlorhydria raise uric acid levels, or contribute to gout?



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RE: Betaine
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: December 30, 2001 7:21 PM

Betaine HCL is an acid. The main cause of degenerative disease is acidity, so theoretically it could add an element of degenerative arthritis to gout and make the pain even worse. The level of uric acid itself would be significantly affected.



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