Dietary causes account for about 12% of gout and include a strong association with the consumption of alcohol, fructose-sweetened drinks, meat, and seafood.
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Prospective data suggest that consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks and fructose is strongly associated with an increased risk of gout in men. Furthermore, fructose-rich fruits and fruit juices may also increase the risk.
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis in men. The overall burden from this disease remains substantial and is growing. Identifying the risk factors that are modifiable with available measures is an important first step in the prevention and management of this painful condition. The doubling of the prevalence and incidence of gout over the past few decades coincided with a substantial increase in the consumption of soft drinks and fructose
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