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December 2004 Issue

Gout Is New Risk to Consider When You Opt for Low-Carb

Q. Iíve been on a low-carb, high-protein diet and I recently experienced an attack of gout. Could my diet be to blame? A. Possibly. Family history, age, gender, certain drugs, obesity, alcohol, high-purine foods and quick weight-loss diets may all increase your chances of getting gout.

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