Gout: A Type of Arthritis That is Linked With Heart Disease

Signs of gout may show up in the big toe, but research suggests a connection with many other areas of the body.

When you picture someone with gout, you may think of an older, overweight man who likes his burgers and Budwieser—and that wouldn’t be inaccurate. Being male and eating a diet that’s high in red meat, seafood, and alcohol—particularly beer—are common risk factors for gout. But gout also can be a painful, chronic health issue for […]


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