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Obesity boosts gout risk

from Food Consumer

Gaining too much weight or being obese in early and mid-life can drastically increase risk of gout, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Janet W. Maynard, M.D., MHS at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and colleagues conducted the study and found the cumulative incidence of gout by age 70 years for women at 3.6 percent among those who were overweight at the baseline and 7.9 percent among those with obesity at the baseline. more

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