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Overweight men spend more on prescription drugs than normal-weight men
...eep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, depression and gout
increased as BMI increased. "Previous studies looking at the cost of obesity might be underestimating the toll," Allison said. "The men in this study were in a health program that exceeds the type of physical examination that a normal healthcare pla...
Study confirms alcohol's role in increasing risk of gout
For hundreds of years the painful joint malady gout
has been associated with overindulgence in rich fo...d, but its role in actually increasing the risk of gout
had never been confirmed," says Hyon Choi, MD, DrPH, a staff rheumatologist at the Massachusetts Gen...
Proven at last - alcohol consumption increases risk of gout
...ief that alcohol consumption increases the risk of gout
is published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. A...eer drinking was more likely to be associated with gout
than spirits; whereas moderate wine consumption was not linked to a risk of the disease. Alcohol con...
Study clarifies impact of diet on the risk of gout
...arified the role of diet in the risk of developing gout
the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in... gout. "The association of purine-rich foods with gout
had long been suspected but never proven," says Hyon Choi, MD, DrPH, of the Massachusetts General Ho...
Researchers find additional families with gene linked to gout and kidney failure
...ently discovered gene that is responsible for both gout
and kidney failure, researchers reported today at ...year ago, we identified a genetic mutation causing gout
and kidney failure in four different families," said Anthony J. Bleyer, M.D., associate professor of...
Gout drug shows promise in treating chronic heart failure
DALLAS, June 18 A drug used to treat gout
improves blood vessel function in heart failure patients, possibly by blocking the creation of harmful free radicals, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "These results are the f...
NIH-funded UCSD rheumatic diseases center to facilitate collaboration, speed discoveries
..., systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, gout
and other ailments, affect more than 40 million Americans. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in joints and other supporting structures of the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Many rheumatic diseases can also affect i...
Drug protects infants with high-risk heart defect from neurologic and cardiac injury after heart surgery
Philadelphia, Pa. A drug used to treat gout
in adults also helps protect infants from neurolog...nts studied. Allopurinol is commonly used to treat gout
in adults. Previous studies in other diseases showed allopurinol could protect the heart and nervous...