Update on Importance of Diet in Gout

Academic Article


  • Gout is an inflammatory arthritis caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals within synovial joints. Although it is most well-known for its arthritis, gout has an intimate relationship with many other cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. Current recommendations support aggressive medical therapy to treat gout, whereas dietary counseling has become less emphasized. This article argues for the absolute importance of dietary counseling in gout and proves why this counseling may impact the long term well-being of a patient with gout.
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    Author List

  • Beyl RN; Hughes L; Morgan S
  • Start Page

  • 1153
  • End Page

  • 1158
  • Volume

  • 129
  • Issue

  • 11