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Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods, Boston University School of Medicine Study


6/1/2012 7:27:05 AM

Meat, seafood and other foods rich in compounds called purines are associated with a fivefold increased risk of immediate gout flare-ups, a new study shows. Gout is a form of arthritis that often first occurs in the big toe. Anecdotal evidence has suggested that purine-rich foods can trigger gout attacks, but it hasn't been clear whether they cause immediate attacks.

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