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Arthritis: 'Distilled' alcohol increases the risk of 'painful' crystals forming in joints


Consuming wine, beer, or liquor was each associated with an increased risk of gout attack.

The researchers concluded: “Episodic alcohol consumption, regardless of type of alcoholic beverage, was associated with an increased risk of recurrent gout attacks, including potentially with moderate amounts.

“Individuals with gout should limit alcohol intake of all types to reduce the risk of recurrent gout attacks.”

Curiously, not all evidence has found this to be the case. Researchers recently performed an analysis to determine whether alcohol consumption causally affects the risk of developing.



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