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Diet high in vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may reduce risk of gout

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2238 (Published 10 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2238
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Eating a diet high in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and low in salt, sugary drinks, and red meat is associated with a lower risk of gout than a typical Western diet, a long term follow-up study has found.1

Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis and is caused by hyperuricemia. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has been shown to reduce uric acid levels in the blood, …

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