The association of vitamin C, alcohol, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt with uric acid and gout

P Towiwat & Z G Li, 2015
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Volume 18
June 20, 2015

ABSTRACT:

About 2500 years ago, gout was observed by Hippocrates and many people suffered severe pain and deformity. Lifestyle and diet play a significant role in gout and serum uric acid levels. Epidemiological and research studies have supported this evidence. Many recommendations and guidelines from different parts of the world mention the impact of diet on gout. Recently, new research has shown associations between vitamin C, alcohol, coffee, tea, milk and yogurt with uric acid and the risk of gout. Our review summarizes recently published research regarding dietary impact on the risk of gout and serum uric acid levels.

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