Healthy diet could prevent gout flares, study findsBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4464 (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4464
- Susan Mayor
Eating a diet high in whole grains, fruit, and vegetables and low in red meat and saturated fats may significantly reduce serum uric acid, a randomised study has shown. The authors say this may help to reduce flares in patients with gout.1
Serum uric acid is an important factor in the causative pathway for gout, and several drug development programmes are investigating how to reduce this metabolite. But, even though diet plays a major role in determining serum …
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