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Is a Purine-Restricted Diet Still Recommended for Gout?

Examine research on various foods and beverages and risk of gout and hyperuricemia.

Gout, an inflammatory arthritis triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints, can cause severe pain and swelling during a flare-up. It is characterized by hyperuricemia, which has long been attributed to a disorder in purine metabolism or renal excretion of uric acid and is estimated to affect more than 9 million adults in the United States...

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