Lead and Gout

Gout and Lead

Can exposure to heavy metal toxins lead to gout? Humans have been mining and using lead which is a heavy metal toxin for thousands of years now. Lead is first thought to be mined around 6500 BC in Anatolia which is modern day Turkey. It is also considered the oldest environmental hazard and one of…

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Young People and Gout

Gout and Young People

Are you in your 20s or 30s and suffer from gout? Couple of articles caught my attention last week and this is important information for gout sufferers everywhere! Surprise, surprise, surprise! Gout is on the rise and doctors in hospitals across the UK are now saying that they are seeing a sharp rise of gout…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Gout

Gout and Multiple Sclerosis

Are gout sufferers more prone to develop MS? There has been a lot of chatter about gout, uric acid and the disease multiple sclerosis lately on the net and I thought it would be a good idea to shine some light on this subject for you. Firstly, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks…

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Links between Gout and Osteoarthritis

Gout and Osteoarthritis

Links between gout and osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting 1 in 10 adults in North America and affects women as well as men equally past the age of 60, OA being more common as we age. OA is also much more common than gout. Presently there is no cure for…

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Nuts should be part of a gout diet

Gout and Nuts

Are nuts good for gout? We all eat nuts and we all have a favorite nut, like I personally love almonds and usually eat mostly almonds although I like to eat peanuts from time to time and cashews. But I usually buy the big bag of almonds at Costco and mix it up with dried…

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Gout in Chinese population

Gout and the Singapore Chinese Health Study

Animal protein intake ups gout risk in Chinese patients A recent population based-study coming out of Singapore where they examined the long term data from the Singapore Chinese Health Study examined the link between protein intake and its sources in 63,257 Chinese adults suffering from gout ages 45 to 74. The researchers interviewed and provided…

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Gout and Whole Grains

Gout and Whole Grain Bread, Pasta and Rice

Are whole grains good for gout? Whole grains are an ancient food that has been eaten for more than 12,000 years. It is estimated that whole grains like wheat and rice nourish about one third of the world’s population. There are many studies that easily prove that eating whole grains whether it be bread or…

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Average length of time for a gout attack

How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?

If you are a new gout sufferer and just landed on this page, you probably are searching to find out how long does a gout attack last whereas we veteran gout sufferers know all too well that gout attacks and gout pain can last from days to weeks depending how serious it is. The answer…

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Gout and Aspirin

Gout and Aspirin

Is aspirin good for your gout? Many gout sufferers ask if they should use aspirin to either treat a gout attack or if they can take baby aspirin on a daily basis to help prevent heart attacks or strokes since gout sufferers have an increased risk of cardiovascular health issues. So this post will set…

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Gout and Lifestyle Choices

Gout and Lifestyle Choices

Can lifestyle choices improve your gout? Everybody has choices to make in life, every individual is responsible and accountable for their own actions. We are all free men and women and are free to do what we want to do, even the choices we make on a daily basis on what foods to consume. There…

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