Purine-rich foods, dairy and protein intake, and the risk of gout in men.

  title={Purine-rich foods, dairy and protein intake, and the risk of gout in men.},
  author={Hyon K. Choi and Karen M. Atkinson and Elizabeth W. Karlson and Walter C. Willett and Gary C Curhan},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={350 11},
BACKGROUND Various purine-rich foods and high protein intake have long been thought to be risk factors for gout. [] Key Method We used a supplementary questionnaire to ascertain whether participants met the American College of Rheumatology survey criteria for gout. Diet was assessed every four years by means of a food-frequency questionnaire. RESULTS During the 12 years of the study, we documented 730 confirmed new cases of gout.

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