Health Tip: Know Risk Factors for Gout
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Gout is characterized by a buildup of uric acid in the body, leading to swollen, painful joints.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging mentions these common risk factors for gout:


Being male.
Having a family history of gout.
Being overweight.
Eating a poor diet.


Drinking alcohol.
Having too much uric acid in the blood, a condition called hyperuricemia.

-- Diana Kohnle