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Am J Med. 2016 Nov;129(11):1153-1158. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.06.040. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

Update on Importance of Diet in Gout.

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1
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Electronic address: rbeyl@uabmc.edu.
2
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Abstract

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals within synovial joints. Although it is most well-known for its arthritis, gout has an intimate relationship with many other cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. Current recommendations support aggressive medical therapy to treat gout, whereas dietary counseling has become less emphasized. This article argues for the absolute importance of dietary counseling in gout and proves why this counseling may impact the long term well-being of a patient with gout.

KEYWORDS:

Dietary modification; Gout; Hyperuricemia; Metabolic syndrome

PMID:
27452679
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.06.040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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