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Foods to eat and avoid on a low-purine diet
People who have gout, kidney stones, or a similar disorder can often benefit from following a low-purine diet. Purine is a naturally occurring substance, and too much can lead to a buildup of uric acid. In this article, learn which foods to eat and which to avoid to reduce levels of purine in the body. (Medical News Today)

Gout drug could help treat heart failure
A drug used for the treatment of gout has been found to improve heart functioning in a small number of people with heart failure, researchers reveal. (Medical News Today)

Plant-rich DASH diet linked to lower risk of gout
A plant-rich diet that lowers blood pressure and is recommended for lowering heart disease risk may also lower the risk of gout, a study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Ketogenic diet may protect against gout
Could the low-carb, high-fat diet be helpful in treating the symptoms of gout? A new study investigates how the diet affects rodents and humans. (Medical News Today)

What to eat and what to avoid with gout
What is gout and how might diet affect gout? Learn about the recommended food types for a gout diet and the outlook for the future in this article. (Medical News Today)

Gout flare-ups could be managed by blood pressure diet
Gout is both painful and common, yet the mechanisms behind it are not known. A new analysis of old data shows that easy dietary changes may keep it at bay. (Medical News Today)

Newspapers often publish false depictions of gout
A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor. (Medical News Today)

Immunology: An alternative route to inflammation
Using a combination of newly developed methods, researchers led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich immunologist Veit Hornung have defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers... (Medical News Today)

Steroid pill safe and effective first-line treatment for acute gout
An oral steroid had similar effectiveness to an oral non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for improving pain in patients with acute gout, according to a trial published in Annals of Internal... (Medical News Today)

Necroptosis: how crystals precipitate cell death
Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Study: gap sheds light on why gout patients may suffer despite effective treatments
A study published online this month in the Arthritis Care and Research journal is shedding light on why gout, a painful and common form of arthritis, is not well managed in many patients. (Medical News Today)

Chronic and progressive nature of gout if left untreated
Emeritus professor of medicine, Elisio Pascual, at the Miguel Hernández Univeristy (UMH) in Elche and former head of the Rheumatology Unit at Alicante University Hospital has published a research... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves Zurampic to treat high blood uric acid levels associated with gout
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination with a xanthine... (Medical News Today)

Astrazeneca presents positive update on lesinurad renal data in gout patients
AstraZeneca has announced positive subanalysis data of the Phase III lesinurad studies (CLEAR1, CLEAR2 and CRYSTAL) for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout, in combination with a... (Medical News Today)

Deaths from heart disease declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease... (Medical News Today)

Gout risk high in patients with sleep apnea
Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows.Among 9865 patients with newly-diagnosed sleep apnea and 43,598 comparators of similar weight, investigators identified... (Medical News Today)

New research exposes the health risks of fructose and sugary drinks
Researchers call for more aggressive efforts to reduce consumption of products containing added sugarThere is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain... (Medical News Today)

New classification system developed for gout
A panel of experts and researchers have developed a new classification system for gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. (Medical News Today)

New research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger
People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new research from New Zealand's University of Otago that has, for the first time, found a biological... (Medical News Today)

Gout medications might be useful in treating alcohol-induced liver disease
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the combination of alcohol-induced sterile and bacterial danger signals act together in induction of liver inflammationNew... (Medical News Today)

Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain
Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. (Medical News Today)

Griffith research sheds new light on cause of CFS
New research findings may shed new light on the potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitisResearchers from Griffith University's National Centre for Neuroimmunology... (Medical News Today)

Drug regulations tied to fewer prescriptions of effective gout drug
Well intentioned, but costly and potentially problematic. That's how researchers describe the end result of a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate colchicine, a drug used... (Medical News Today)

Many patients with gout do not receive recommended treatment
Among patients in England with gout, only a minority of those with indications to receive urate-lowering therapy were treated according to guideline recommendations, according to a study in JAMA. (Medical News Today)

Nighttime gout attack risk more than two times higher than in the daytime
Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime. (Medical News Today)

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