|Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) -by Robert Preidt|
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Meat, seafood and other foods rich in compounds called purines are associated with a fivefold increased risk of immediate gout flare-ups, a new study shows. Gout is a form of arthritis that often first occurs in the big toe. Anecdotal evidence has suggested that purine-rich foods can trigger gout attacks, but it hasn’t been clear whether they cause immediate attacks.