Gout Linked to Consumption of Sugary Beverages

Gout isn’t just a disease that attacked historical heavyweights like Henry VIII.

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A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association seeks to determine if sugar-laden sodas and orange juice increase the likelihood that women will develop gout.  Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when crystals of uric acid accumulate in a joint.

Over 22 year study, researchers did find that consuming high-fructose beverages did increase women’s risk of developing gout.  That said, out of the nearly 79,000 women in the study, only 778 developed the disease over that period.  Source: http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/jama.2010.1638v1?rss=1

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