Age, drinking raise women's gout risk
Women have a lower risk of developing gout than men, even when they have the same blood levels of the chemical that causes the painful, inflammatory arthritis, new research shows. Gout has traditionally been thought of as a disease of older men, but older women get it, too. A recent national health survey found that about 4 percent of women in their 60s and 6 percent of those in their 80s had gout.
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