Harriet, I wish things were easier for your DH. There was quite a bit of information about uric acid in my last cholesterol book. I should have written all that down; I remember being surprised that uric acid has so many interactions to so many processes in our bodies. That guy happens to think purines is not the causative thing. You could maybe look up his book, he is a medical scientist of some sort: Lower your Cholesterol Without drugs, Curing High Cholesterol Naturally,
by roger Mason.
Oh, I do have some stuff in my notes: Ua, keep under 5.0 for men 4.0 women. Animal products raise UA, also dairy and eggs. Purines don't raise. Vegetarians have less. Seafood does not raise. High UA is correlated with hypertension, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, low HDL, high LDL, high triglycerides, Obesity, high insulin, high blood glucose, arterial plaque, arterial stiffness and high coronary heart disease. People with levels over 5.2 had 3.5 x the risk of cardiovascular death.
I have been tracking calories and total fat. Yesterday was a good day. The scale finally moved. I've made another chart of usual everyday stuff so I don't have to keep looking stuff up.