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Are there foods to avoid to help prevent gout?

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If gout runs in the family, men in particular should limit alcohol, fats, and foods that are more likely to raise their uric acid level in the body (such as meat, sardines, bacon, mussels, and yeast). Alcohol, especially beer, can also bring on an attack of gout. Such men should watch their weight with extra care.

From: Understanding Gout -- Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

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The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic:  "Gout."

CDC: "Arthritis: Gout."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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