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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gout Risk Factors For Women: Obesity, Hypertension, Alcohol And Diuretic Use

Oh, your aching fat joints.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found that women with serum uric acid levels over 5 mg/dl had a significantly lower risk of developing gout than men. This study, the first to examine the relationship between uric acid levels and gout risk in women, also evaluated purported risk factors for gout and found that increasing age, obesity, hypertension, alcohol use, and diuretic use to be among leading contributors for women. Results of this 52-year follow-up study...
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