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Vitamin C for Gout

January 24, 2023

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Gout is a type of arthritis with sudden acute joint pain, most often in the big toe. It is caused by a buildup of uric acid, a compound found in kidney stones. The body produces uric acid, and many foods including meat and seafood contain it.

This study included 14,641 male doctors, 6.5 percent who began with a diagnosis of gout. All participants took a placebo or 5000 mg of vitamin C per day. There were eight new gout diagnoses per 1,000-person-years for those taking vitamin C compared to 9.1 for placebo, a modest but statistically significant 12 percent decrease for vitamin C.

Reference: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; September 2022, Vol. 116, No. 3, 812-19

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