Consumption of Fructose-rich Beverages is Associated With Increased Risk of Gout in Women

Gout is a type of intensely painful arthritis most commonly seen in men over age 30 and postmenopausal women. The involved joint is usually swollen, exquisitely tender, with the overlying skin warm and red. It is associated with elevated blood uric acid levels and risk factors include hereditary, kidney disease, drug-induced (thiazides, low dose aspirin, niacin), alcohol (particularly beer), high meat intake, and obesity among others. Gout can affect any joint but commonly affects the joint of … [Read more...]