- Robert Terkeltaub.
- Health Professionals Follow-up Study on Gout: What Do We Now Tell Patients About Diet and Alcohol?
- May 2004
American College of Rheumatology expert state-of-the-art review on relationship between diet, alcohol intake and gout.
The key points are:
- Increasing bad diet, obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are increasing cases of gout in America
- Gout patients must control weight and reduce meat, seafood, and non-complex carbohydrates. High fat and low-carb diets make gout worse.
- Weight control will lower uric acid as much as low purine diets.
- Moderate alcohol consumption, including beer is acceptable for gout patients as long as uric acid is controlled.
- Nonfat milk and low-fat yogurt may help gout.