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    New dietary guidelines for patients with gout


    by MultiVu

    The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) announced today that new survey results reveal that only 1 in 4 (28 percent) of Americans believe that gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of arthritis that affects 5 million Americans annually, can have a major negative impact on overall health and wellbeing. Yet, if left untreated the chronic health condition can progress to the point of being debilitating, with increased frequency of painful gout attacks, and destruction of the bone and cartilage and kidney damage. The online survey was commissioned by GUAES and conducted by Harris Interactive in March 2010. To view Multimedia News Release, go to