Eating Cherries Appears to Lower Gout Attack Risk

Eating Cherries Appears to Lower Gout Attack Risk

Medical News Today (09/30/2012), Catherine Paddock, PhD

Estimates suggest about 8.3 million adults in the US have gout, an inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals form in the joints, causing great pain and swelling.

Eating cherries over a two-day period reduced the risk of gout attacks by 35%, according to a new study by Boston University (BU) in the US that is being published by The Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism

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