Cherry Consumption and the Risk of Recurrent Gout Attacks

To study the relation between cherry intake and the risk of recurrent gout attacks among individuals with gout.
Methods

We conducted a case-crossover study to examine associations of a set of putative risk factors with recurrent gout attacks. Individuals with gout were prospectively recruited and followed online for one year. Participants were asked about the following information when experiencing a gout attack: the onset date of the gout attack, symptoms and signs, medications (including anti-gout medications), and potential risk factors (including daily intake of cherries and cherry extract) during the 2-day period prior to the gout attack. We assessed the same exposure information over 2-day control periods. We estimated the risk of recurrent gout attacks related to cherry intake using conditional logistic regression.

Read more: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3510330/

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