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Vegetarian diet and risk of gout in two separate prospective cohort studies.

Vegetarian diets may confer individuals with significant protection against gout.

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Three Diseases Linked to Sugary Beverages

Sugary Drinks Increase Gout, Hypertension and Kidney Disease Risk
The sugary beverage industry spends billions of dollars on advertisement and marketing campaigns aimed at showing us the sweet side of their products. But what these advertisements do not tell us is the bitter and unhealthy side of these drinks. Regular consumption of large quantities of sugary drinks can lead to some serious he...
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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Raise Gout Risk

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A recent study shows  that men who drink soda every day are 45% more likely to suffer from gout, a painful type of arthritis. Another study published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals that the chances of suffering from gout were two times higher in women who regularly consumed two or more cans of soda per da...
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Food Sources of Protein and Risk of Incident Gout in the Singapore Chinese Health Study.

​Frequent consumers of fish, shellfish, and poultry may have a high tendency of developing gout.

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Alcohol intake and risk of incident gout in men: a prospective study.

Generous intake of alcoholic drinks, especially beer and spirits, may increase the risk of developing gout in men.

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Alcohol Intake Boosts Gout Risk

Gouty Arthritis Uric Acid Crystals
About 2 billion people in the world consume alcoholic drinks. Americans spent approximately 219.52 billion dollars on alcoholic beverages from 2006 to 2015. To the people manufacturing alcoholic beverages, these are great figures, healthful to their bottom line. While alcoholic beverage producers are smiling to the bank, the con...
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Chris Dove
So the purines in legumes are not a problem??
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25
Sean Carney
Interesting question Chris,I suspect it might because the fiber has not been removed that the purines in whole foods are beneficia... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:43
Chris Dove
Seems that it's a matter of purine concentration. Animal products and beer (high). Plant foods (low)http://www.webmd.com/arthritis... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:04
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A meta-analysis of alcohol consumption and the risk of gout.

Light, moderate, and heavy drinkers of alcohol are more likely to develop gout than non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

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Rich Diet, Poor Joints

Rich Diet, Poor Joints
”... the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families ...”   English novelist George Eliot penned this line in her novel, Silas Marner , published in 1861. More recently, the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph is reporting that gout, a painful joint condition associated most closely with...
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Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?

Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?
Gout - the "Disease of Kings" -  The incidence of gout has risen considerably in the last 40 years, affecting millions of men and women in the U.S. Gout is a type of painful inflammatory arthritis which is often referred to as the "disease of kings" because it was seen long ago in affluent classes such...
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Sara Celeste Shannon
Are the cause gout and psuedogout the same? If no, what treatment do you recommend for pseudogout?
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:26
Linda Carney MD
No, Sara, gout is caused by a different crystal than is pseudogout, but both pseudogout as well as gout are inflammatory arthropat... Read More
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:38
Sara Celeste Shannon
Thank you Dr. Carney. That makes a lot of sense and I'm passing it along to my friend who is suffering with this condition. I wo... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:22
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