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Int J Rheum Dis. 2015 Jun;18(5):495-501. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12622.

The association of vitamin C, alcohol, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt with uric acid and gout.

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1
Autoimmune Immunology and Rheumatology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University Hospital, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.
2
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China.

Abstract

About 2500 years ago, gout was observed by Hippocrates and many people suffered severe pain and deformity. Lifestyle and diet play a significant role in gout and serum uric acid levels. Epidemiological and research studies have supported this evidence. Many recommendations and guidelines from different parts of the world mention the impact of diet on gout. Recently, new research has shown associations between vitamin C, alcohol, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt with uric acid and the risk of gout. Our review summarizes recently published research regarding dietary impact on the risk of gout and serum uric acid levels.

KEYWORDS:

Gout; diet; uric acid

PMID:
26082349
DOI:
10.1111/1756-185X.12622
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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