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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 27 December 2010

Sugar-sweetened soda and orange juice increase the risk of gout

Published in JAMA. 2010 Nov 24;304(20):2270-8. Epub 2010 Nov 10.

Fructose-rich beverages and risk of gout in women.
Choi HK, Willett W, Curhan G.
Section of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany St, Ste 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

In this study that lasted 22 years, Choi found that consumption of fructose-rich beverages is associated with an increased risk of gout.

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