Gout and diabetes linked through diet and lifestyle choices

This U.K. population-based study found “an independent association between gout and subsequent development of diabetes”.

 Dr Hyon K. Choi, MD, and colleagues from Boston University wrote“Gout is associated with obesity, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, and an increased future risk of major cardiovascular events and premature mortality. Gout is seen at least partially as a lifestyle-driven disease, so we try to recommend healthy lifestyle measures that would help prevent uric acid elevation”.

Study by Rho Y, et al, analyzing data from The Health Improvement Network in the U.K., which includes more than 7 million patients, “Independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes mellitus among women and men: a population-based, BMI-matched cohort study” as published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Dis2014; DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205827.

Posted: Wednesday 5 November 2014