Gout was something people used to get from eating too much rich food, right?? That's why Henry VIII had the arthritic condition. True, but gout is still around today. And some foods do raise risk while others lower it.
When the kidneys are hit by too much food waste in the form of uric acid, the acid crytallises in joints, causing pain.
In a study of 47,000 healthy men by Mass-achusetts General Hospital and other institutions, those who ate four servings of seafood a week were 50 per cent likelier to develop gout. Those who had more than two servings of red meat a day upped their risk by 40 per cent.
Eating three or more servings of low-fat dairy a day cut risk by 44 per cent; one serving cut risk by 20 per cent.


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