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A gout lifestyle?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1433

Many patients believe that gout is the just deserts of men with ruddy faces and rotund figures who spend their weekends chasing venison around the countryside. Few of them believe their doctors' attempts to convince them that dietary purines contribute only a small amount to raised serum urate concentrations. Take “Gout: a Christmas quiz” (on As well as outlining the role of lifestyle advice in the management of gout, this module shows you how to treat a patient with acute gout and how to prevent further attacks.

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