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Who gets gout?

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Men outnumber women 3-to-1 on gout. It’s also more common in men over 40. Women are more likely to get it after menopause.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health: “What Is Gout?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Gout.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nutrition and Healthy Eating -- Gout Diet: What’s Allowed, What’s Not.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Symptoms,” “Gout Treatment,” “Gout Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health: “What Is Gout?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Gout.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nutrition and Healthy Eating -- Gout Diet: What’s Allowed, What’s Not.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Symptoms,” “Gout Treatment,” “Gout Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

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