Editorial: Wishing it wasn’t so, few medical practitioners (including physicians, M.D.s, etc.) know how to adequately and properly interpret most blood tests. They basically repeat what they’ve been (superficially) taught or told (and usually from drug makers/ Big Pharma, etc.), rather than researching the issues themselves. Therefore, what’s passed along is usually for the benefit primarily of the conveyor/ spokesperson of information, not the patient. Also, the results and their ratings are based upon the masses of people, the 90% of the population, who as a whole are quite ‘unhealthy’—obviously as a result of unhealthy dietary habits, etc.
Conversely, the few wise medical people, search for and find the narrow, truly healthy range of blood measurements; they then pass along to their patients how to naturally/ nutritionally achieve those optimal results. The study below is just another example of this whole scenario. Yet the main point for passing along this info to you, is that uric acid levels (and BUN levels) far lower than the range provided herein, also cause major health/ mental issues. At least this data in the link can get us all to realize the cause and effect of abnormal blood level readings—especially as they to pertain aspects of healthy brain and kidney function.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins and Yale university medical schools have found that a simple blood test to measure uric acid, a measure of kidney function, might reveal a risk factor for cognitive problems in old age. Of 96 community-dwelling adults aged 60 to 92 years, those with uric-acid levels at the high end of the normal range had the lowest scores on tests of mental processing speed, verbal memory and working memory.