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Gout flare-ups are twice as likely at night, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7609 (Published 11 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7609
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Acute attacks of gout are twice as likely to occur during the night or first thing in the morning than in the daytime, new research has found.

The US study, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology,1 found that nocturnal attacks occurred even in people who did not consume alcohol and who had a low …

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