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Vitamin C in Gout Prevention
Date: 2009-05-01
Author: Vanessa Wong, AdvDip(Nat), ND
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Men with higher vitamin C intakes are less likely to develop gout, according to the results of a prospective study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.1 The incidence of gout, a painful type of arthritis, decreased as total and supplemental vitamin C intake increased in this cohort of men aged 40-75 years. Specifically, for every 500mg increase in vitamin C intake, the risk for gout appeared to decrease by 17%.


Tags: Vitamin C, gout, men, prevention, uric acid, folic, acid, EPA, bromelain, quercetin

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